Oldest House Museum & Garden

Built in 1829 by a ship's captain, this is the oldest house in Key West still standing.

wreckers-house

Originally built on Whitehead Street in 1829, the house was moved to Duval Street approximately 7 years later. Many building in Key West have been moved over the past 200 years.

This conch cottage is known as the oldest house on the island and was built in 1829. It was home to the wrecker Captain Francis B. Watlington, his wife Emeline, and their nine daughters.

The property has three buildings, the main house, the kitchen house, and the exhibit pavillion which face a garden with benches.

On display, along with the maritime artifacts are works of art by Mario Sanchez, Key West’s famous folk art wood carver.

Location: 322 Duval Street

Hours: Open daily 10am-4pm, closed Sunday & Wednesday

Cost: FREE

Phone: 305-294-9501

For more information, visit their website at oirf.org.

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