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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Audubon House and Tropical Gardens

We proudly announce that our latest exhibit, The Audubon Experience, is now open to the public. Stop by and visit us today! Designed by the talented @sashabikoff in partnership with creative director @cori_mizrahi, the Audubon Experience on the 3rd floor is a new interactive, multi-sensory exhibit ✨ @ Audubon House and Tropical Gardens ... See MoreSee Less

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It's all in the details at the Audubon House, 2 days until our brand new Audubon Experience opens to the public ✨ ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunsets don't get any better than in our beautiful Key West 🌅☺️ | 📸: Color Me Mine ... See MoreSee Less

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Fact Friday: Did you know while Audubon discovered birds on property, the Audubon House was actually owned by the Geiger family? - This is an image of their "kitchen / cook house"

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On Monday, 11/18 visitors will have limited access to the gardens due to the large coconut trees that will be trimmed throughout the property. Tour prices will be reduced in the Museum Gift Shop.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
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