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Key West Cemetery

701 Passover Lane, Margaret and Angela Streets, Key West, FL 33040
305 292 6718
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Ranked #24 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Key West Cemetery is extremely interesting.  When you enter the cemetary at the main entrance, you can pick up a pamphlet that contains a map and... more »
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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Lots of history and a very interesting. We took the self walking tour. and learned so much about what we had already seen in Key WEst. Great quiet adventure.

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North Branch, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I talked my friends into a walk and ended it at the cemetary. It was hot so the Iguanas were sunning. There's no public restroom so stop for a cold one and use the facilities. Interesting history and sections within.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Drove through on an electric cart with a map provided by the cemetery. Historic notes of interest are noted on the map. Good way to learn history and spend a little time off the beaten path of the normal tourist traps.

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Lots of history here.This historic site was very peaceful.The only cemetery I've ever found to be peaceful, beautiful and gave me fits of laughter ... due to some of the funny notations on the head stones. A self guided tour is fun. Another must do activity when you go to Key West. And it's free.

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Latham, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It seems a little morbid to say but it really was a fun and fascinating visit. Reading the headstones is entertaining. It's so different from what I'm used to seeing in a cemetery. It's an interesting look at life and death in a completely different part of the country. Go visit! And they have maps at the little caretaker building... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

How creepy is it to visit a cemetery on vacation? I thought it was very creepy, but we did it. You can grab a guide map on the way into the cemetery and walk around and explore. You can find "Sloppy" Joe's grave and see some other interesting spots. Mostly everyone is entombed above ground so it is different. Also,... More

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Bear, Delaware, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I believe this was originally in a different location and moved after a flood many many years ago. The rumor is that caskets were floating away. The headstones are interesting and my wife and I were trying to find the oldest date. It's free, go check it out.

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Suffern, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Didn't find any of the silly headstones, but learned about some people native to the area. Saw some very large iguanas!

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Folsom, NJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is spooky even in board daylight, but a great stop to look at those markers and hear about so of those stories

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I honestly could have spent hours looking at the beautiful statues and lovely sentiments on the numerous headstones in this cemetery. It is definitely a unique place and captures the "Key West" atmosphere. Iguanas definitely roam free here along with chickens, chicks and roosters. It is a lovely, peaceful resting place for the former inhabitants of Key West.

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