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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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$38*
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Ranked #22 of 71 Attractions in Key West
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").
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New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This should be a definite on any visit. Quiet, away from the craziness, and a great place to see funny grave markers, memorials to brave soldiers and revolutionaries, iguanas all over the place, and interesting people from Key West history. Get a map to plot out (no pun intended) the spots you should see. One highlight to look for: the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Few seem to visit which is too bad because there is much of interest. Graves are above ground and some are from early 1800s. Make sure to enter at main gate where there are maps. Saw lots of iguanas there too as well as roosters.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

As a licensed funeral director, this was a must-see spot during my third or fourth visit to Key West. I had purchased a map from the ghost tour gift shop and decided to leave my sun burned counterpart in the room and make the short walk from our hotel to the cemetery for a leisurely afternoon. The history throughout the... More

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North Canton, Ohio, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is hot, bring water. It is an interesting place to visit. You can walk around and see lots of chickens and lizards. There is a map that highlights some of the more interesting tombs.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have toured cemeteries before including New Orleans. It is so interesting to see how old of a cemetery this is. Amazing. I recommend if you are into this kind of thing. If you aren't, it is a cemetery.

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Ashland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Today we went through the cemetery. Spent about 45 minutes very different. Graves stacked on top of each other. Most are very old. We didn't do the map. We seen two couples just sitting under roofs at graver sites. Many grave sites had there own property marked off about 20' x 20' with as many as 15 graves. Very different.

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Sparrows Point , MD
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I love to visit the Key West Cemetery. The vaults and crypts are so interesting and the true history of KW revealed. I enjoy looking at the dates, names and then research the original families of KW. There is a map at the main entrance for visitors to use. The iguanas add a real tropical feel, although they are quite... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Not only was there soldiers section, Cuban section, and a Jewish section but there was so many different areas that I learned about it! Being respectful of the graves was a priority, this was not exactly a tourist spot, but I learned so much about the history of key west. 75,000 graves...

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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