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“hidden treasure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Oldest House

The Oldest House
322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 9501
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Ranked #35 of 151 things to do in Key West
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Westerville
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3 reviews
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“hidden treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Lovely grounds with benches to sit on. Interesting little 1820s home with many original family furnishings. The gentleman who sold us our ticket also answered our questions and gave us a little tour of the home. He was very knowledgeable about the family and everything in the home as well as Key West history. This free attraction was a great respite from the crowded sidewalks of Duval and worth a visit if you like history.

Visited February 2013
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Sacramento, California
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221 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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“A nice break on busy Duval Street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a free museum (they accept donations) right on Duval St. It is a beautiful old home with a cookhouse and garden area in the back. It's a quiet spot where you can enjoy shade and see how the old homes were built in Key West. Quite a nice break from shopping and crowds.

Visited January 2013
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Key West, Florida
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78 reviews
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“Great orientation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Free guided tours to give a historic perspective of key west long before the festivals or Hemingway. Explains the early growth and economy as well as the extreme hardships of living in key wesr

Visited January 2013
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Palmyra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Engaging in a variety of ways”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The come-on out front is really corny and continues inside in a more informative manner. But the overall is good. Lots of information on wreckers and their work if you take the time to read the exhibits and view the videos. Even the guys making changes to the exhibit initiated conversation. Don't forget the film downstairs. And the view from the tower is fine. Too bad it's not open til sunset. The $12 admission is much more worth it than spending $4.75 for a Key Lime float (one small scoop ice cream and cheap lime drink) at the ice cream/juice stand 15 feet away.

Visited January 2013
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Big Pine Key, Florida
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“A free museum, right on Duval”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

People walk right by this museum every day, not even realizing it is a great little spot to check out. First of all it is free, which is unheard of in Key West. It has a lot of history, being the Oldest House in Key West. But it also has a secluded little garden area behind it that provides a moment of solitude from the madness that is Duval St. Check it out sometime

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