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Curry Mansion

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Address: 511 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040-6604
Phone Number: +1 305-294-5349
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The house was named for William Curry, a penniless Bahamian immigrant who...

The house was named for William Curry, a penniless Bahamian immigrant who made his fortune reputedly as a salvager -those scurrilous fellows who preyed on shipwrecked travelers in Florida's pirate-infested waters.- Curry attained status as Key West's first millionaire and began building the Mansion in 1869. The architectural details are common to wreckers, incorporating elements of many ports-of-call: the widow's walk of New England, the ornate trellises and balustrades of New Orleans and the columns and colonnades of the Deep South. Curry's son Milton completed the Mansion in 1899, furnishing it with the 18th-century antiques and Victorian pieces gracing the parlor today. The imposing entry is paneled in bird's-eye maple, handwrought spindles and Tiffany glass sliding doors. A formal dining room is staged with Haviland china and faux replicas of the Curry family's original solid-gold Tiffany flatware. An 1853 Chickering piano, reputedly most recently of Henry James's Newport home, sits in the music room. Key Lime Pie was first created in the Curry Mansion kitchen by Aunt Sally. Today the home of innkeeper, Edith Amsterdam, the Mansion is also an intriguing museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Curry Mansion Inn...where the elegance of Key West's past is equaled only by the elegance of it's present.

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A good antedote to Duval Street.

After the razzmatazz and eccentricity of Duval Street, Curry Mansion is a step back in time to a more stylish era. Beautiful interior and exterior, friendly staff, good value and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the razzmatazz and eccentricity of Duval Street, Curry Mansion is a step back in time to a more stylish era. Beautiful interior and exterior, friendly staff, good value and a lovely solution to a damp afternoon. Views from the Widdows Walk are amazing if you can face the climb out into the roof. You are left to wander at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Great history. Family business passed on from generation to generation. $9 cab ride to and from the airport.

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Oneida, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Curry Mansion is a throwback from an era that you don't get to enjoy anymore. It was a well kept, clean, and wonderful place to stay. We stayed there for our Honeymoon and will most definitely stay there again as soon as possible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here about 4 nights and had one of the rooms out back. They have a nice breakfast every morning where you have several options including custom omelettes. Each afternoon there is a happy hour with live music. They are really easy going and the staff was very helpful. The location is awesome too so there's not a lot... More 

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is also a bed and breakfast. Small charge to see. Quick tour. history of the family is good. Key West first millionaire.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stayed at the Curry Mansion for 4 days recently after finding it on Trip Advisor. I cannot say enough about this place. From its location to the cleanliness, amenities and people who work there and take care of everything impeccably. They serve a wonderful breakfast each morning with eggs your way, plus there is a "Happy Hour' each day between... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Curry Mansion is beautiful. Touring this lovely home and seeing what Key West was during the wrecking years and the period of time when Key West was the wealthiest place in the US, is interesting. The fact that you can also stay because it's a B&B makes it even better. The wonderful LADY who was Edith Amsterdam, has now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My wife and I traveled to Key West in July 2016. We stayed 7 nights at the Curry Mansion Inn. We chose a King Balcony Room. We were on the second floor of the main mansion. The room was a good size. The bed was a true king. There was a door opening to a shared second story porch. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful piece of history and free to tour. Amazing place to see. It is also a beautiful place to stay. If you like historical homes this is a place to see!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

My family and I happened upon this mansion as we were strolling through town and thought it would be a great idea to visit. The mansion is free to visit and there are tons of items to look at. You'll get to learn a lot more about The Curry family and their influence in the Key West area. Since it... More 

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