Key West house tours: A chance to peek inside Key West homes


When I visit Key West, I always wish I could peek inside the beautifully restored private homes in the picturesque historic district. And now I can, on annual house tours organized by the non-profit organization that has spearheaded the historic preservation movement in Key West for more than 50 years ago.

The tours are conducted by the Old Island Restoration Foundation and funded in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.

Each tour features homes and gardens reflecting the varied tastes and originality of their owners. Some showcase homes have been scrupulously restored. Other have been ingeneously renovated. Many have art collections and antiques.

Dates for this 2018-19 Home Tour season are:

  • December 27 and 28, 2018
  • January 18 and 19, 2019
  • February 15 and 16, 2019
  • March 15 and 16, 2019

General admission tickets for all tours are $30 per person and $35 during the days of each tour. The 2017-18 tours ended on March 17, and tickets are not yet on sale for the 2018-2019 season.

Homes may be seen in any order and viewings may be split over two days; you can take your time and explore.

Here’s more about the Key West house tours and how to order tickets online.

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