It was 12 years before the house was built, but in 1832 John James Audubon did spend time on the grounds of John Geiger’s huge garden. Legend has it that Audubon sketched the white-crowned pigeon and the geiger tree he found in the garden here. During his stay in the Keys, Audubon produced 18 sketches of native wildlife. Original lithographs of these drawings are on display at the Audubon House. The house and environs, however, are more reminiscent of the family of Capt. John Geiger, a wrecker who built the house and lived here with his family. Set your own tour pace with a free pair of headphones and a tape that brings the house alive. Audubon House is open daily. Children younger than age six are free.