The Florida Keys Sights

Audubon House and Tropical Gardens

  • 205 Whitehead St. Map It
  • Key West

Published 09/14/2015

Fodor's Review

If you've ever seen an engraving by ornithologist John James Audubon, you'll understand why his name is synonymous with birds. See his works in this three-story house, which was built in the 1840s for Captain John Geiger and filled with period furniture. It now commemorates Audubon's 1832 stop in Key West while he was traveling through Florida to study birds. After an introduction by a docent, you can do a self-guided tour of the house and gardens (or just the gardens). An art gallery sells lithographs of the artist's famed portraits.

Sight Information


205 Whitehead St., Key West, Florida, 33040, United States

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305-294–2116; 877-294–2470

Sight Details:

  • $7.50 gardens only; $12 house and gardens
  • Daily 9:30–5 (last tour at 4:15)

Published 09/14/2015


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