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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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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I...
A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").
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The resting place of the Navy men who died on the Maine in Cuba

This cemetery is very much worth a visit. Like New Orleans the graves are largely above ground. (Key West has fresh water only about eight feet below the cemetery) It is an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Asheville, NC
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Asheville, NC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This cemetery is very much worth a visit. Like New Orleans the graves are largely above ground. (Key West has fresh water only about eight feet below the cemetery) It is an interesting and peaceful place. And for those of us who remember "Remember the Maine" from high school history this is the place where those sailors are buried. There... More 

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Miami, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Rode our bikes daily through this old cemetery. There are some very old headstones and graves that are falling apart. I think the city of Key West needs to fix the graves that no one else takes care of anymore. This is truly an historic place.

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Burbank, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We rented bikes and rode thru out the cemetery to look at the history of it. The grounds were really fantastic and we learned alot about the Key West history.

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North Miami Beach
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Never toured a cemetery before but this one was enjoyable. Funniest headstones I have ever seen. One I remember was "I told you I was sick."

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Hamilton, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A very interesting place to visit and discover the history of Key West from the gravestones. A naval section, Catholic section, Jewish section and others can be found throughout the cemetery.

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Titusville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This cemetery reminded us of the cemetery in New Orleans where many of the graves are above ground. Yes, it is bets known for the famous inscription..'i told you I was sick"...but get a brochure of the place before you try to find key points of interest. Can be very hot on a sunny day and the kids won't want... More 

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Glenview, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We rented bikes to tour Key West and stopped here. This cemetery has several unique gravestones and inscriptions; its peaceful, beautifuly landscaped and free to explore. Bring sunblock and water. Watch out for the sunbathing iguanas :-)

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Visited here several times over many years. Never enough time to take in the historical and, dare I say, architectural value of this cemetery. Worth doing a little research in the library first on from well known local families to infamous privateers and smugglers. Use a guide or wander on your own, either way wear a hat and take a... More 

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Amherst NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a fascinating outdoor education into the peoples and events of past personalities and events, with even humor; one gravesite is marked: "I told you I was sick".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good walk. Lots of history. Plenty of fascinating stories worth walking of the beaten path. Not sure if the trees were dead too

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