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“Key West Herritage House now offering a vacation rental on premisis” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Heritage House Museum

Heritage House Museum
410 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 296 3573
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Ranked #74 of 82 Attractions in Key West
Key West, Florida
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“Key West Herritage House now offering a vacation rental on premisis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

Change inevitably comes with time, and after many decades the heirs to the Porter family sadly closed the legendary family museum for tours and sold the Key West Heritage House in 2010. But the good news is that the property is preserved by a new owner in its authentic beauty and is currently privately maintained. The museum does not have regular hours at the moment, but may open its doors again for tour with a nominal donation.

With change, new doors always open, and you now have the unique opportunity to stay in a famous family residence, right on the grounds of the Heritage House, as a monthly or seasonal rental. Situated on the parameter of the historic Heritage House property, the authentic 2-story Caribbean cottage-style home is full of authentic island charm and offers a swimming pool too. If you want to experience the real old time Key West, right were the island was first settled, this is an opportunity to really live a bit of the island’s heritage.

Visited July 2011
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“Cute little tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

it is a small tour of the 4 rooms downstairs and the garden but it is nicely furnished and very interesting for what it is. The Robert Frost cottage is adjacent although not open for touring. The staff is stremely knowledgeable about the museum and Key West history.

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“Unremarkable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2008

If you've done many historic home tours, you will find this one unremarkable. It's not bad, but you're not likely to learn anything you don't already know. The tour guide was exceptionally enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and helpful, and the house is interesting, but it's nothing special as these things go. The two most important things: (a) you will NOT actually get to see insight the guest house where Robert Frost vacationed; and (b) you should not waste your money on the "historic homes tour," a package deal which includes the Heritage House Museum, the Audubon House (also worth skipping, unless you're really into Audubon) and Casa Antigua, which is the biggest rip-off of all (it's nothing more than a trinket shop selling island kitsch, with a pre-recorded and rambling audio history of the building (which is also nothing at all special).

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