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Annual Historic House Tours, Key West – Florida
February 15 @ 10:00 am - February 16 @ 4:00 pm
Annual Historic House Tours, Key West.
This is the 59th annual 2018-2019 home tours which are one of the oldest and longest running home tours in America. The annual tours are presented by the nonprofit Old Island Restoration Foundation(OIRF), which was established in 1960 to promote the restoration and preservation of Key West’s historically significant buildings. Each tour features lovely homes and gardens reflecting the varied tastes and originality of their owners. You will find the largest Typical wooden historic district in the United States with almost 3,000 structures. Many were constructed by shipbuilder-carpenters and cigar manufacturing barons in the 1800s, so the island’s architecture reflects the building styles and cultures of its early inhabitants. Over the years, Old Island Restoration Foundation(OIRF) has raised and granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to maintain the Oldest House Museum and to award grants to restore historic buildings in Key West.
This year each of four tours features five homes with additional Bonus 6th stop to each tour where four different historic inns/hotels that you’ll get to explore and learn the history will be featured. The 59th annual tour will take place on 15 and 16 of February and 15 and 16 March 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets are available online for $35 Or on each day of the tour you can buy for $40, visitors are responsible for their own transportation.