The Howe House

The Howe House, constructed from cypress wood, boasts a history of over 80 years. Luella Street generously donated both the house and a 42-acre parcel on Lake Ned to Audubon during the 1970s. The relocation of the building to its current site was made possible through a financial contribution from Mabel Howe. To schedule a tour of the house, please call 863-324-7304. Follow the brown Great Florida Birding Trail signs from Cypress Gardens Boulevard to the Street Audubon Center. A map and written directions to the Street Audubon Center are available.

The Howe House functions as the central hub for the Lake Region Audubon Society and Street Audubon Center, extending its services to Winter Haven, Bartow, Lakeland, Auburndale, and adjacent communities in Central Florida. Public access to the Howe House is available by appointment only. This unique space serves as a nature classroom for homeschool programs and hosts evening programs for the general public. For details on upcoming programs, please refer to our calendar.

Our premises are open for hosting special events, including business meetings, school reunions, presentations, and more. A spacious parking area is provided. Leashed dogs are allowed on trails, but bicycles and horses are not permitted. Should severe fire conditions or emergencies arise, the gate may be secured.For further details, please send us an email to:

The Howe House
Exhibit Hall
Garden Viewing Area