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Key West Cemetery

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Address: 701 Passover Lane, Margaret and Angela Streets, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 292 6718
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A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g.,...

A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").

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ride your bike here and in the quiet streets surrounding it

a fun place to learn about Key West's residential history. Unique tombstones with quirky things to discover down every one of the named streets in the cemetery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a fun place to learn about Key West's residential history. Unique tombstones with quirky things to discover down every one of the named streets in the cemetery.

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Colorado
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fortunately we saw an advertisement in the newspaper that the annual tours conducted by the preservation society were taking place the day we decided to go. Meeting descendants of some of the families buried at the cemetery and hearing their stories was a real treat. However, even without a tour guide, it is fascinating to walk around. Highly recommended.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rented an electric golf cart to visit the cemetery. It's several blocks away from Duval but worth a visit. We drove thru the cemetery marveling at the different structures which mark the burial sites, brick, fancy fences, stately mauseleums .. watch out for the iguanas...this seems to be one of their favorite places.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fun/interesting couple hours we spent walking thru the cemetery in the center of Key West. A lot of history in those grave markers and some of the messages on the stones are just too witty! Make sure to find the marker " I told you I was sick ! " A MUST SEE attraction away from the chaos... More 

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Thank Kathy S
Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband I walked thru this place twice during the day and then took the ghoast tour. A lot of history and it is really interesting reading the tombstones and the dates on them. Very old. It is really worth going to see it. It is even free to visit.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Key West has a population of 26k, the cemetery 75k. A lot of history can be found reading tombstones. Stroll around and step back in time. It's free and puts life into perspective.

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Thank Nonie Burchfiel... B
Staten Island, New York
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its worth a walk through. Lots of History.Some cool iron work and plots. Untouched tombs, some in rubble from the century.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a self guided tour of the cemetery, very interesting. It's somewhat sad so much of the cemetery is in very poor condition. For a community that seems to value it's history and architecture I was really surprised the majority of this cemetery is sorely neglected. The military section as well as the Jewish area are in beautifully maintained condition.... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only public entrance is on Margaret street, so we lost much of our allotted time walking a long way along the fence looking for a way in. Much of it is in sad disarray, with loose headstones and destroyed crypts. But age, time and hurricanes will do that. Still a very interesting place....One of the headstones even says...."I TOLD... More 

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Sherrard, IL
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance was elusive, but once we found it, we had free access to a very interesting cemetery. Use your phone to download a map with the points of interest within.

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