Heritage House

sights / Architecture

Heritage House information

Key West , USA
Address
Street 410 Caroline St
Telephone
+1 305 296 3573
More information
www.heritagehousemuseum.org
Prices
admission $5
Opening hours
10am-4pm Mon-Sat
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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.