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The Oldest House

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Finally stopped in

Finally made it to the oldest house. It was actually very informative and enjoyable. Neat to hear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MisplacedinIN
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Rushville, Indiana
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Oldest House Visit

The docent on duty was terrific. An Alabama native with a great interest in history who was both... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clay D
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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The Oldest House in South Florida is located at 322 Duval Street in Key West. The house and gardens are free and open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm every day except Sunday and Wednesday. Staff and docents are available to provide historical...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally made it to the oldest house. It was actually very informative and enjoyable. Neat to hear the history of key west and those who helped start what it is today. Arthur was indeed a treat as our guide. A free treat right on Duvall....More

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful 5 Star review on TripAdvisor. The Oldest House Museum is located at 322 Duval Street, right in the heart of Old Town Key West. Arthur, one of our docents, is very knowledgeable and is one of the best in giving...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Its an interesting place to wander through, though it doesn't' take long to meander through the rooms or read the old memorabilia. Its free, though they ask for donations and do sell souvenirs as well.

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We do thank you for taking the time to review the Oldest House Museum on TripAdvisor. We hope you can join us again on your next visit to Key West!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The docent on duty was terrific. An Alabama native with a great interest in history who was both knowledgeable about the home and curious about areas that he had not visited. Great experienceMore

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 Star review on TripAdvisor. The Oldest House Museum is located at 322 Duval Street, right in the heart of Old Town Key West. We love that you were able to learn about our history,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love history and I have always been fascinated by the history of Key West in particular - such a strange and sordid past! I really liked that this museum was free and it was so interesting to learn about what life was like back...More

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your 5 Star review on TripAdvisor. The Oldest House Museum is located at 322 Duval Street, right in the heart of Old Town Key West. So excited you were able to see the actual captains logs, and other artifacts and period pieces....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided om a whim to tour the oldest house in Key West. I'm so glad we did! The place is well preserved, and the docent does a great job pointing out articles of interest. It's a wonderful way to learn how the earlier settlers...More

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful 5 Star review on TripAdvisor. The Oldest House Museum is located at 322 Duval Street, right in the heart of Old Town Key West. We agree, a hidden gem in the heart of Old Town! Thank you for noting how...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming house / museum is a must see. Lovingly restored and free to enter, the volunteer guide gave us a tour of the home and an insight in to life in the mid nineteenth century that helped bring the past to life.More

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to create a 5 star TripAdvisor review. So happy to hear you enjoyed our museum in Old Town Key West. We do also support Key West art and history with a big focus on preservation. Thank you for visiting...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great tour lead by a knowledgeable docent really gives a history of Key West beyond the bars and shows how the residents began living in an area with such a diverse history from the rest of FloridaMore

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the excellent 5 star review on TripAdvisor. We believe our docents are some of the best telling the history of the Oldest House and Key West and like that you agree with us. .We are proud of our restoration efforts...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Just walked by and noticed this gem. Self-guided tour will take about 10 mins to immensely enjoy. Volunteers will give you a free tour as well. Please sign the log book as it helps funding for the historic site. They had a special exhibit that...More

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor! Old Island Restoration Foundation is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization is the organization that maintains the Oldest House Museum. Your donation allows the mission to “celebrate and sustain Key West’s unique architecture, culture and...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Nice walkthrough with history provided by the staff. If you are not paying close attention you will miss this because the signage out front is very small.More

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to make this 5 Star rating/post with TripAdvisor. We thank you for your wonderful comments about our docent team. Our docents do a great job reviewing the history of the Oldest House Museum as well, as Old Key West....More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

We visited this attraction on impulse. The man who worked there had great knowledge of Key West, history and history of this old house as well as knowledge about Florida. Nice visit where you pay entrance fee as an donation.More

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Christopher H, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 Star Rating on Trip Advisor! We believe and so do you that our docents do a great job reviewing the history of the Oldest House Museum as well as Old Key West. And thank...More

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Yes, the Oldest House & Gardens and Key West are open for business. Thanks for asking the question.
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