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 Alexa and John. Wishing you many more happy years together! A special thanks to Family Affair Key West Wedding Services and Margaritaville Resort and Marina for making it a spectacular evening! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Pine Siskin (or Pine Linnet, as it was called in Audubon's day) is a fun and acrobatic little bird that is widespread across North America. Come in and see our newly framed 1st edition Royal Octavo (circa 1840-44) we are offering in our gallery. Such a charming image of very charming little birds! ... See MoreSee Less

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Come in and view our latest acquisition that we are offering in our gallery! PL249 Tufted Auk (or Tufted Puffin, now!), an original handcolored aquatint circa 1835, engraved and coloured by Robert Havell of London, for John James Audubon's orginal Birds of America. Who's life couldn't this cute pair improve? ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a beautiful night and a gorgeous set up for John and Crystal's wedding and reception on Saturday! Wishing you both a long and happy life together! <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Christine and William! They were married at the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens 25 years ago and came back this morning to renew their vows! Here's to another 25 happy years together! ... See MoreSee Less

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