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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 82 Attractions in Key West
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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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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I did not know that this place was considered a tourist attraction until I read the reviews right now. I wouldn't think of this cemetery as a place of entertainment. I suppose there are rather morbidly funny sayings on a few tombstones. This cemetery is well-planned and beautiful. There is a lot of history all around. The main reason I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A must see! Not sure where to start. Well-its in the heart of Key West. We like to rent one of those golf carts and tool around. We always manage to end up there. Many things to see and to take pictures of. Being that I enjoy history, like taking pictures and get a kick out of all the artistic... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lots of really neat tombstones. " I told you I was sick "- I am only resting my eyes- and " at least I know where he is sleeping tonight" . A really nice place just to walk through and slow down a little.

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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You can pick up a map from the office and read about some of the more interesting gravestones and people buried here. A favorite is the hypochondriac who had them put on her gravestone I told you I was sick. And they lady who has on her tombstone I am just resting my eyes.....I love old cemetetaries.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you enjoy visiting old cemeteries, spend a couple of hours in this one. Sloppy Joe Russell is buried there as well as many other interesting characters. Read the funny inscriptions on some of the markers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I guess it really wasn't what we expected as far as cemeteries go. As morbid as it sounds we were looking for the entertaining headstones we have heard about.

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Las Vegas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We got to the Cemetery first thing in the morning and walked around. Enjoyed the map that was provided and loved seeing the huge lizards sunning themselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Free Guides are available at the office. Very interesting and lots of history here in the heart of Old Town Key West. Find the tombstone that says "I told you I was sick!". Kind of creepy seeing the iguanas sunning themselves on the graves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We walked through the cemetery on a rainy afternoon. It was an interesting way to spend about 30 minutes. Watch out for the guy wandering around with an empty gas can who offers to take you to particular tombs of interest in exchange for money to buy a gallon of gas.

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Amazing to see the dates on the stones and some of the writings. The history that is in the cemetery is worth the time to vist. Great place to spend an afternoon.

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