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Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, Key West

Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, Key West (must see)

This nicely restored home from the 1840s was saved from the wrecking ball in the 1950s due to outstanding ornithologist, J.J. Audubon's connection with the garden and an image he painted. Since then, it has been used to commemorate Audubon's visit and to celebrate his work, as well as give a glimpse into mid-19th-century life in Key West. The property was the city's first restoration project, and currently contains lots of antique furnishing purchased from auctions in Europe, along with original Audubon art in the adjacent gallery. As for the garden, it is filled with specimen palms, orchids, hybrid crotons and tropical gingers, etc., and is the backdrop for many weddings and events. A meditation pond and scattered seating areas among the plants make it a nice shady place to relax in while walking around the rest of this part of Key West.

Why You Should Visit:
For those who enjoy nature, art, botany, architecture and photography, this is an amazing place to be.
The grounds are very beautiful and although a corner property, it still manages to be private and very personal.

Tip:
Don't miss the unique gift shop in the garden, stocked with items that are well above much of what you can see elsewhere. Make sure to also listen to the volunteer's history of the place, then view the video on the 3rd floor for further information.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:30am–5pm (last entry: 4:15pm)

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Audubon House & Tropical Gardens on Map

Sight Name: Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
Sight Location: Key West, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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