Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Key West Heritage House Museum


Experience true island hospitality during a visit to this 19th century sea captain's colonial house, containing original furnishings, rare antiques and unusual seafaring artifacts.


Heritage House FAQ's:

Question: What is the Key West Heritage House Museum?

Answer: It is the historic Porter family home that celebrates Key West's conch and literary history, pirate folklore and island life.

Question: What can I expect to see at the museum?

Answer: You will see original furnishings, rare antiques and unusual seafaring artifacts. Robert Frost Cottage and memorabilia from famous visitors.

Question: Does the museum offer tours?

Answer: Yes, you can take a guided tour of the museum collection, Robert Frost's winter cottage and the orchid gardens.

Question: Does the museum host any events?

Answer: Yes, you can view poetry festivals, writer's workshops, lectures and cultural events, or host your wedding, executive retreat or other special occasion in the secluded tropical garden.

Question: What are the museum's hours and fees?

Answer: Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday. Admission is $7 for guided tours, $5 for self-guided. $1 for ages 12-16 accompanied by adult. Under 12, free.

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The official Heritage House Museum page featuring garden info, museum info, workshops, events, and more.

Heritage House Events:
Poetry Festival
Check out the Robert Frost Poetry Festival held annually in the garden of the heritage house.

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