Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, Key West

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

The Audubon House & Tropical Gardens offer a view of tropical plants. There are brick-paths in the garden and an 1840-style nursery. The house was slated for demolition in 1958 but was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation. This was the first restoration project in Key West. The house contains a lot of antique furniture purchased from auctions in Europe and the first works of the outstanding ornithologist, John James Audubon. Just near the house, there is the Audubon Gallery that displays his original art.

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. The items sold are high quality, well above much of what you see in Key West.
Also, make sure to stop at the door to listen to the volunteer's history of the place, then view the video on the 3rd floor to gain further information.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:30am-5pm

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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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