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 Audubon House and Tropical Gardens are officially back and open for business! We look forward to seeing you all soon and thank you for the kind words and support! ... See MoreSee Less

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A special thanks to Dan Leatherman with Key West Casual Weddings for sending these photos of Ashley and Rob's wedding here at the Audubon House on June 26th. We wish Ashley and Rob a lifetime of love and happiness! ... See MoreSee Less

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Come see our newest original Audubon Havell's that we have to offer, hand colored from 1829-1834! Beautiful song birds for you to add to your home! @AudubonHouseKeyWest ... See MoreSee Less

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