A visit to 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 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.
Antique enthusiasts will appreciate the fine period furnishings on display throughout the historic home, while art lovers will enjoy viewing the extensive collection of original hand-painted lithographs of famed naturalist John James Audubon.
The lush gardens are among the best in the Florida Keys, and guests are invited to wander the paved brick pathways among orchids, bromeliads, rare tropical palms and crotons. Better yet, plan your next event in this amazing and spectacular setting.