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“Great old house”
Review of Curry Mansion

Curry Mansion
Ranked #59 of 174 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Breda, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Great old house”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

For $5 you can wander around the house, through the attic, and even up to the widows watch. A magnificent old home with some beautiful (and some strange) furniture and decor. Worth exploring.

Visited March 2013
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Haugesund, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A perfect Key Mansion”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Curry Mansion is a perfect Key Mansion, framed by the newly restored wrap-arround-porch. Lovely service and a complimentary made-to-order breakfast. We will defenatly go back.

Visited January 2013
2 Thank NinaNorway66
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Washington DC
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great B&B”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

We have stayed here three times and loved it each time we came. Beautiful spacious rooms (very unusual in KW) and a great breakfast with omlettes cooked to order. Nice happy hour in the late afternoon. Well worth your stay!

2 Thank VetteGuyDC
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new york
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1,097 reviews
376 attraction reviews
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“I took the $5 5-minute tour I did not stay here”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

You can see the porch and the rooms decorated for Christmas. You can peek outside and see the small pool for guests and the patio for breakfast. You can't peek into guest rooms. Warning: not air conditioned. It was too hot in the attic to climb to the widow's alk and that is steep and not for everyone.

Visited December 2012
3 Thank nycmom22
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting House Tour”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

The antiques and decor gave an interesting look at Key West's past. A visit to the widow's walk at the top of the mansion is a must if you take the tour.

Visited November 2012
Thank Michael R
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