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The Oldest House

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Address: 322 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6510
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+1 305-294-9501
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting little place

We enjoyed our visit to the Oldest House, the docent was knowledgeable and gave us some interesting insight into the history of KW, and its founders. Its also a free tour with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Taryn C
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Suffern, New York
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Suffern, New York
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Oldest House, the docent was knowledgeable and gave us some interesting insight into the history of KW, and its founders. Its also a free tour with donations accepted.

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asheville, nc
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256 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The house and its history is interesting but it also led us to get off Duval St. and visit other more residential neighborhoods. We got a guide map which described many of the historic houses and their history.

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1 Thank contradancer
Teri B, Administrator, Oldest House & Gardens, Key West at The Oldest House, responded to this review

So glad you found the house and it's history interesting. We appreciate your complimentary review and hope to see you at the Oldest House and Gardens Key West again soon! More 

Lake Wales, Florida
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597 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nestled along the downtown area - we stopped to visit the oldest house on the island. This hidden gem located on Duval Street it a free admission. This 4 room home is well presented and explained in detail. Interesting piece of history- worth a trip or visit !

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1 Thank Bob S
Teri B, Administrator, Oldest House & Gardens Key West at The Oldest House, responded to this review

We agree we are a hidden gem and thank you for acknowledging us as such! The house is a great example of Key West architecture and our docents are great! We hope you enjoyed your trip to Key West and look forward to your return. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. More 

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is nice if you are curious to learn some facts about Key West. If you have time to visit it, go for it. Free knowledge! :)

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1 Thank Petya V
Teri B, Administrator, Oldest House & Gardens Key West at The Oldest House, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and your review. We appreciate YOU taking the time to acknowledge the Oldest House & Gardens, Key West. More 

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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this quick stop on our trip to key west. The staff was very knowledgeable, the grounds were pretty and the house quaint. I would stop by again.

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1 Thank K3dingle
Teri B, Administrator, Oldest House & Gardens, Key West at The Oldest House, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! The house and grounds ARE a "fun step back in time" and we are glad that you enjoyed the property. We also love hearing that you would come back to visit again! We hope you had a great trip! More 

Kingston
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the oldest house in key west - very small but decorated in the period. The volunteer guides are knowledgeable so it's a nice change from the bustle of Duval Street. Only need 30 min or less to see and read it all!

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1 Thank Mary A
Teri B, Administrator, Oldest House & Gardens Key West at The Oldest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. So happy you were able to take some time to step away from all the activity of Duval Street and enjoy the quiet. Our docents do appreciate it when they are recognized in a positive fashion! Again, thank you! More 

Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon the sign advertising The Oldest House and ventured in for a visit. The grounds are small but filled with very old trees, some had Orchids attached to them, some in bloom, and other small gardens. The house itself is a step back in time with 4-5 original pieces of furniture, and some newer period pieces dating from 1829... More 

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1 Thank JamieJW
Teri B, Administrator, Oldest House and Gardens Key West at The Oldest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review! The house is a great example of Key West architecture and does have an interesting layout. The grounds are serene, considering the hustle and bustle area in which we are located. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Key West and look forward to your return. More 

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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Can't go inside. Have to look through windows. Not much information. Not a big deal. But takes no time and is right on Duval.

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1 Thank Jeffrey F
Teri B, Administrator, Oldest House & Gardens Key West at The Oldest House, responded to this review

Our deepest apologies. You must have tried to come by when restorations were ongoing and for the safety of our guests we closed the House. More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Good place to stop in for short while and learn a bit of the Key West history. If nothing else the shady back yard is a welcomed relief from the Florida sun.

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2 Thank Tracker129
Teri B, Administrator, Oldest House & Gardens Key West at The Oldest House, responded to this review

Yes, are gardens are very welcoming from the Florida sun. We all appreciated your complimentary review and hope to see you again soon! More 

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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

It's worth checking out as our trolley guide said it had some cool backstory, only takes 5 minutes, definitely worth the go through.

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