The Oldest House Museum

The Oldest House Museum

Hours of operation: OPEN 10:00AM to 4:00PM
322 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040

The Oldest House Museum Key West

The Oldest House in Key West and all of South Florida is located at 322 Duval Street. The house features family portraits and original furnishings, as well as other period pieces, ship models, and documents telling the story of old Key West. In the rear of the house is a spacious, peaceful garden, where benches invite you to sit and reflect. There, you will see the oldest surviving Cook House in South Florida.

Please stop by and tour the Oldest House in Key West, built in 1829. Key west’s oldest wood frame vernacular home (a simple wood frame building, which is the product of the builder’s experience, available resources and response to the environment) and its cookhouse located in the beautiful garden. Our volunteering docents will tell you the rich history of the house and the people that lived here as well as what island life was like in the 1800’s. The Museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday. Trained staff and volunteer docents provide guided tours highlighting historical information about the house, family and island life in the 1800’s.

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