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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The Black Skimmer is a common sight around the Keys, but it's numbers diminished in the late 19th century, due to over harvesting of eggs and adults being hunted for their plumage. After rallying, they are now in danger because of habitat changes due to climate change. Come in and see our beautiful 1st edition Royal Octavo (circa 1840-44) we are offering for sale in our gallery! Celebrate this cool Keys bird! ... See MoreSee Less

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There is a growing algae problem that we all need to aware of in Florida......sad that it's affecting so much of our wild life! ... See MoreSee Less

Just two hours north, all along the Treasure Coast, blue-green algae has transformed the once crystal clear water into a toxic, unswimmable polluted mess. And it’s not just in the water. Scientists ...

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