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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Congratulations to Christine and Holly! Wishing you a long happy life together! A special thanks to Catered Affairs and Kutchey's Flowers who helped ensure that their evening was a success! ... See MoreSee Less

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Need to get your holiday shopping done? Visit the museum gift shop! We've gotten in some lovely new items, including handcrafted sgraffito style pottery from Nicaragua, new frames for our popular quilling cards, gorgeous new display vases and our amazing colored pencil sets for all those adult coloring book fans out there! Stop on by! Open til 5pm daily, including Christmas Eve! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please be advised that we will be closing early on both Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th due to special events in our gardens. Last tours on Saturday will be at 4:00pm and Sunday at 3:30pm. Our gift shop and gallery hours will remain the same. Thank you for your understanding! ... See MoreSee Less

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