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Curry Mansion

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Address: 511 Caroline Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 13052945349
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The house was named for William Curry, a penniless Bahamian immigrant who...

The house was named for William Curry, a penniless Bahamian immigrant who made his fortune reputedly as a salvager -those scurrilous fellows who preyed on shipwrecked travelers in Florida's pirate-infested waters.- Curry attained status as Key West's first millionaire and began building the Mansion in 1869. The architectural details are common to wreckers, incorporating elements of many ports-of-call: the widow's walk of New England, the ornate trellises and balustrades of New Orleans and the columns and colonnades of the Deep South. Curry's son Milton completed the Mansion in 1899, furnishing it with the 18th-century antiques and Victorian pieces gracing the parlor today. The imposing entry is paneled in bird's-eye maple, handwrought spindles and Tiffany glass sliding doors. A formal dining room is staged with Haviland china and faux replicas of the Curry family's original solid-gold Tiffany flatware. An 1853 Chickering piano, reputedly most recently of Henry James's Newport home, sits in the music room. Key Lime Pie was first created in the Curry Mansion kitchen by Aunt Sally. Today the home of innkeeper, Edith Amsterdam, the Mansion is also an intriguing museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Curry Mansion Inn...where the elegance of Key West's past is equaled only by the elegance of it's present.

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My wife and I traveled to Key West in July 2016. We stayed 7 nights at the Curry Mansion Inn. We chose a King Balcony Room. We were on the second floor of the main mansion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I traveled to Key West in July 2016. We stayed 7 nights at the Curry Mansion Inn. We chose a King Balcony Room. We were on the second floor of the main mansion. The room was a good size. The bed was a true king. There was a door opening to a shared second story porch. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful piece of history and free to tour. Amazing place to see. It is also a beautiful place to stay. If you like historical homes this is a place to see!

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I happened upon this mansion as we were strolling through town and thought it would be a great idea to visit. The mansion is free to visit and there are tons of items to look at. You'll get to learn a lot more about The Curry family and their influence in the Key West area. Since it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mansion is only steps away from the Insanity of Duval St. The location of the hotel is very convenient if you are a party goer. The mansion itself is like walking through a museum. There are no elevators, hauling heavy luggage to the upper level room can be a challenge. We stayed in an upper level room that had... More 

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Loretto, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We love to tour old homes and this one was beautiful with loads of charm. You can tour the entire home as a self guided tour.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We had the pleasure of staying here for seven days to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We couldn't have been more pleased with our accommodations. The B&B was beautiful, a relic of Key West's history. Not even a block from Duval Street, it was conveniently located for shopping and site seeing. Breakfasts served were filling andbhou were given a good selection.... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

One property off Duval Street on Caroline is this beautiful Bed and Breakfast. Only 9 romes, but there is a "Motel " building behind it surrounding the pool, where there is "Happy HourS" and breakfast included in your stay. A bit pricy, but the location and the drinks make it a must, at least once. I stay here a lot,... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This beautiful building has a charming history. It was purchased many years ago buy a family that also has a historic home in the Thousand Islands of New York, where we also have a summer home. Unfortunately, the Matriarchy passed away in February but the home is still a wonderful inn and it is being managed by the family. The... More 

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Akron, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We, along with two other couples, stayed for 3 nights. One couple had a room in the original house while the two others couples had rooms in the newer part surrounding the pool. A wonderful breakfast was available each morning. A cocktail hour with music was available each evening. The home really makes you feel at home. It is very... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We had a king room with balcony in their James House location immediately across the street from the mansion itself and really liked the size and intimacy of this location (it's also nice and quiet). The room was large, the furniture comfortable, and the private balcony a delight. Take... More 

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