Audubon House & Tropical Gardens


Audubon House & Tropical Gardens Green Heron



205 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040






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The Audubon House & Tropical Gardens offer a beautiful, educational and relaxing environment. The house, slated for demolition in 1958, was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation, a nonprofit educational institution, and is considered the gem of Key West’s restoration movement.

A visit to Audubon House is an exploration into local history. The 19th-century home was built by Captain John H. Geiger, Key West’s first harbor pilot and a master “Wrecker”, who lived in the house with his wife and nine children, during the era of shipwrecks, pirates, yellow fever, slave ships and Indian wars. The lush tropical gardens offer a one-acre view of foliage from around the tropics, and a glimpse of life in the 1850’s including a representation of an outdoor Key West kitchen. The home is dedicated to the work of John James Audubon, featuring over 30 first editions of his world renowned natural history artwork.

The Audubon House Gallery features collection of original Audubon art and prints for sale. And our Museum gift shop offers an eclectic selection of antiques, collectibles, books and gifts for your purchase as a reminder of your visit to Key West and the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.