- Historic Sites
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
Famed ornithologist John James Audubon spent much productive time during his 1832 visit to the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas in this house. He left the Keys with 18 new drawings for his "Birds of America" folio, and he found inspiration for many of these in the garden's abundant life. Visitors can wander its verdant pathways, explore the collection of 19th century European antiques in the house, and inspect the collection of 28 first edition Audubon works.