Heritage House

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

Of all the many historic Key West homes open to visitors, this Caribbean-Colonial house is among the most wonderful to walk through. That’s because it’s rarely crowded, has passionate guides, and contains original furnishings and antiques, from a piano from the court of Marie Antoinette to a set of dining chairs from the 1600s. All have been collected and preserved by seven generations of a local family. The Robert Frost Cottage, where the poet stayed for 16 winters, is out back, along with another wonderful garden. Numerous lectures, readings, writers’ workshops and weddings are held here.