Oldest House Museum & Gardens

322 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040


The Old Island Restoration Foundation (OIRF) is dedicated to preserving the unique architecture, culture, and history of Key West. They operate the Oldest House Museum and Garden, a historic icon in Key West. The OIRF hosts several events and activities, including:

  1. Key West Home Tours: These are scheduled for January 12th & 13th, February 16th & 17th, and March 15th & 16th in 2024.

  2. Annual Conch Blowing Contest: This event is scheduled for March 9, 2024.

  3. Speaker Series: This includes talks by various authors and historians. For instance, on January 9, 2024, author and historian Brad Bertelli will speak, and on February 11, 2024, Curator Thomas Greenwood will present.

  4. Oldest House & Gardens: Visitors can explore the Oldest House in Key West and its gardens. This Bahamian-style home, built and placed in 1829, is furnished in American Empire style and features the oldest surviving cookhouse in South Florida.

The Oldest House Museum and Garden is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 7 days a week, located at 322 Duval Street, Key West. For more information, you can visit their website.