built in 1829

the oldest house in south florida


One of two bedrooms in the Oldest House

The Oldest House in South Florida is located at 322 Duval Street in Key West. The house and garden admission is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. We are open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm every day except Sunday and Wednesday. Staff and docents are available to provide historical information about the house and family, and to answer questions.

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 only surviving Cook House in South Florida.

Open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Wednesday and Sunday

Visitors Welcome!

$5.00 admission,

Please enter through the Old Island General Store

The Oldest House Museum is maintained and operated by Old Island Restoration Foundation

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Museum Tour

Latest News

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Window Restoration Project

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