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Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

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The wealthy Geigers

The house was more about the wealthy Geiger family who lived there, and then John James Audubon was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul D
Another surprise from my wife

I’m not the naturalist; that would be my lovely wife. She loves Audubon, and the story. Now, I do... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The home of Capt. John H. Geiger, harbor pilot and master wrecker, was built between 1846 and 1849. Slated for destruction in 1958, it was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation, a nonprofit educational institution. This large scale...more
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour guide was informative, but there are assumptions that are made that Audobon spent time here, worked and painted in the house, yet it’s not proven that he lived here at anytime.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara0414
Reviewed yesterday

The house was more about the wealthy Geiger family who lived there, and then John James Audubon was invited to stay there to paint the 27 most important birds in Key West. I liked the paintings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I’m not the naturalist; that would be my lovely wife. She loves Audubon, and the story. Now, I do too. We even purchased an original page from a book(whooping crane). Be prepared for sticker-shock 😱, but hey, you get what you pay for, and this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lookingfor912
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Audubon was attracted to Key West because of the bird life and natural beauty of the area. He frequented his friend’s house and enjoyed the amenities of this lovely home. Although Audubon never lived here, the home has become a shrine to Ausobon’s time and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 424gioiab
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is primarily a museum displaying the life of Captain Geiger, an early and wealthy Key West resident. Other than the fact that Audubon once spent 6 weeks in a nearby house drawing some birds, it has nothing to do with Audubon. The staff...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour of the home was wonderful and docent was very informative. Wonderful garden with paths that take you to different parts of the garden

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Viv H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The home is beautiful, and the connection to the Audubon Society made this visit special. A must for history buffs and nature lovers!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EMColorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love historical houses and history in general, we will visit them anywhere whenever we can. From everything that I had read about Audubon House, I think I was expecting more than there actually was. John James Audubon did not live here so I am...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Petal35
AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We aren't sure what reading you were doing on the property that lead you to believe he lived here but we understand that the branding of it can be confusing. The property was saved from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We skipped the tour inside the home and just did the gardens. Nice place to visit, but quite small. Different flowers and trees.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suzanne M
AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed our gardens! Stop by again and we'd love you to see the house as well!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, John James Audubon did not visit this house, but visited the previous house built on this property. This is the house of Capt. John H. Geiger, one of the richest ship wreckers in Key West in the 19th century. The house was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eran G
AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! We love hearing that people spend so much time in the property and really enjoy it. We hope you had a great trip and we'd love to see you again!

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Thomas L
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Rhonda123itsme | Reviewed this property |
Street parking only as the house is in a residential area.
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PeteZ2112
February 7, 2017|
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Response from ctgama | Reviewed this property |
Hi Valerie! I'm so excited for you. This was my first trip to Key West and I loved every minute. There are so many things to do. Most are walking distance which shouldn't be a problem if you are used to NYC walking. Remember... More
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LarrySeaman
July 12, 2015|
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Response from AudubonHouse | Property representative |
Our admission rate is $12.00 for adults, $7.50 for students and $5.00 for children. Admission is free for children 6 and under.
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