The Oldest House in South Florida, built in 1829, is located at 322 Duval Street in Key West. The house and gardens are open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm every day, except Sunday and Wednesday, with a $5.00 admission. Staff and docents are available to provide historical information about the house and family, and to answer questions.
OIRF is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1960 to promote the preservation and restoration of historically significant buildings that at the time were being lost to development and neglect.
Our mission continues to celebrate and sustain Key West’s unique architecture, culture and history. OIRF is today best known for its Annual Home Tour series and Conch Shell Blowing Contest. Through memberships, donations and fundraisers OIRF operates and maintains the Oldest House Museum and Gardens at 322 Duval Street, provides grants to restore historic buildings and scholarships to Key West High School students.
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