We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great free museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Oldest House

The Oldest House
322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 9501
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #27 of 69 Attractions in Key West
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Attraction details
sofla954
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great free museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Very nice place to look around. It was free and we left a small donation. Full of interesting history. The historian was very friendly.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

76 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    37
    28
    11
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
lincoln england
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Lovely and free!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a lovely old house with a great garden and story to go with it!!! It is well worth a visit and one of the few things in this world that is free!!!
A must do!!!

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montgomery, Illinois
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Historical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Finally stopped in here after all the years of visiting. We were not disappointed the history is interesting and for a small donation could not complain.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Javea
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Colour Check”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This free museum is worth a visit, it will only take twenty or so minutes unless you want to stay longer.

The volunteer staff are ready to relate the history of the house and its occupants in vivid detail. The fact that it was one of only six to survive a hurricane which destroyed the town give special interest to its history and age.

The furnishings are authentic and plentiful with additional seafaring exhibits in the 'office'.

The grounds are delightfully shady and provide a quiet respite from the bustle of the town.

I'm no historic paint expert but I cannot believe that the interior wall colours can be authentic, they feel wrong and a little research and repainting might be in order if the museum has the resources.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Selkirk, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great volunteers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

A quick little tour of the oldest home in Key West. Volunteers load you up with information about the original owners of the home and the how and why Key West became such an important port.
Volunteers were very informative and were great story tellers!

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Oldest House also viewed

 

Been to The Oldest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Oldest House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.