Curry Mansion Museum

Curry Mansion was constructed in 1869 by William Curry, Florida’s first millionaire. William Curry reached Key West penniless, but salvaged goods from shipwrecked travelers and became a millionaire doing so. The Curry Mansion is now both a hotel and museum run by Edith Amsterdam. The architecture of Curry Mansion is intricate and incorporates traditional architecture of many origins. The trellises and balustrades are from New Orleans, the widow’s walk is from New England, and the colonnades are typical of the Deep South. Antique Victorian pieces furnish the inn, and all the original Haviland china, Tiffany flatware, and Tiffany doors still remain. The piano is an antique from 1853, and Aunt Sally allegedly created key lime pie here. The Curry Mansion was voted as a top ten B&B by INNovations’ National Network Services.