A visit to the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens is a step back in time to the world of a maritime pilot and master wrecker in mid-19th century Key West.

The grand home that is now known as the Audubon House was built by Captain John Huling Geiger in the 1840s as a residence for his family, who lived there for more than a century. Slated for destruction in 1958, the Geiger mansion was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization. The home’s large scale restoration was the first of its kind in Key West and sparked Key West’s restoration movement.

Today, the home and its furnishings reflect the elegance and comfortable living enjoyed by a wealthy family in Key West in an era when frequent shipwrecks on the offshore reef created a flourishing ship wrecking industry.


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Felicia & Brad celebrating a special anniversary dinner in our gardens. A truly romantic evening.Thank you for the photos Michael Freas~ Freas Photography. ... See MoreSee Less

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A special thanks to Iris Moore Photography for sharing these beautiful pictures of Ashleigh and Ted's wedding on March 31st. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please be advised that the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens is experiencing technical difficulties with our email server. If you are trying to contact us, please call 305-294-2116. We apologize for any inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less

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We were proud to host the Plein Air Painters in our gardens yesterday! It was wonderful to watch them create their works of art and we hope to see them back soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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