Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage

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Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage
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Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage is located in Florida
Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage
Location within Florida
Location 410 Caroline Street
Key West, Florida
Coordinates 24°33′27″N 81°48′18″W / 24.557502°N 81.805127°W / 24.557502; -81.805127
Type Heritage, History
Website Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage

The Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage, also known as the Jessie Porter's Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage, was a museum located at 410 Caroline Street, Key West, Florida.[1] The Key West Heritage House, purchased by Jessie Porter in 1934 and opened as a museum in 1995, closed on April 17, 2010. [2]

Once the home of Key West hostess and preservationist Jessie Porter, the Heritage House contains hundreds of mementos from Key West's early days, when shipwreck salvaging made it the richest city per capita in the United States. Visitors learn about the property's role as a gathering place for literary luminaries including Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Frost.[3]

Starting in 1945, poet Robert Frost spent 16 consecutive winters in the cottage behind the house, which now bears his name. [4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanchez, Natalie (24 January 2013). "The Key West Heritage House Museum". 
  2. ^ Kinney, Sean. "Key West's Heritage House, Robert Frost cottage closing". TripAdvisor. 
  3. ^ "KEY WEST HISTORY LIVES IN ISLAND'S MANY MUSEUMS". The Florida Keys & Key West. The Monroe County Tourist Development Council. 
  4. ^ O'Hara, Timothy. "Heritage House museum closes". keysnews.com. 

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