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The Oldest House

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Address: 322 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6510
Phone Number: 305 294 9501
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Beautiful house and very interesting family history. Make sure you have a chat with the guide, he is extremely knowledgable and engaging. Lovely garden too with the original... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful house and very interesting family history. Make sure you have a chat with the guide, he is extremely knowledgable and engaging. Lovely garden too with the original separate cookhouse. Has been wonderfully restored/maintained and gives a real peek back in history.

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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small self guided tour, someone was there to help and answer questions. Was a nice break from the heat. Pretty cool!

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice, fast visit. You will not spend more than 20 minutes there, but it is worth the time. We were even able to eat some Spanish Limes from the tree in the backyard. Go for it.

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Hudson, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free to public. Lots of interesting history here about the house and the cook house. We visited on a very hot day and it was nice to tour it in air conditioning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not one for walking in shop after shop of the same tourist items. If I visit a place I want to know some history. It was a quaint home with lots of history and the gentlemen working was very friendly.

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Eureka, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would be easy to walk by, But Don't!! Great tour guide rich in historic knowledge! Very tranquil garden and back yard. And Free, however donations are greatly appreciated.

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Thank Vince M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We leaned a lot about the history of Key West during our visit to this house and gardens. It was a free tour, although donations are appreciated. We really had fun and highly recommend it to everyone!

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I think anyone that is visiting Key West should take a little time to visit places such as this because it gives a person a better feel as to what helped shape the region. Learn of the families that lived there and how they survived through thick and thin.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This was a hidden little historical house that was fun to stop by right on Duval Street. It was nice to get off the street and learn about the history behind it and the Mallory area while getting some A/C! Worth a stop in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice visit. Lots of old things to see and it was free to do. Small and quiet if you want to take a step away from the Duval traffic.

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