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Key West Cemetery

Address: 701 Passover Lane, Margaret and Angela Streets, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 292 6718
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Ranked #38 of 185 things to do in Key West
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").

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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a unique place. You can wander around and see a bit of history as well as unusual tomb stones like the lady's who said " I told you I was sick". This is a must see. It's not in the middle of the tourist section, but it's a nice walk through the old section. Take plenty of pictures... More 

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The cemetery is almost a history lesson--families gone at the same time, inscriptions that make you smile, as well as expensive crypts, tombstones, gated plots, or nearly illegible time-aged stones. Always a place for us to visit. Pick up a brochure at the gate to get more information about the history and families of Key West. Even tough it's a... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Well, it's a cemetery so you know what you're getting yourself into. There are gravestones and sarcophagus' layered throughout the grounds like in New Orleans. What makes it so interesting is some of the captions that have been inscribed on a few of these stones. For example, "I told you I was sick." And, another one written by a wife... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the type of cemetery people who don't like cemeteries will enjoy. The inscriptions on the headstones are a flat out hoot. On a hot Key West afternoon when Duvall Street is packed with revelers, this is a cool, quiet, interesting place to hang out.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was an interesting stop. If you enter the cemetery at the main entry on the corner of Angela and Passover, you can get a map from the mailbox. I researched their website before we went and had decided what I wanted to see. The history of the cemetery is fascinating. Do not miss: The Otto Family Plot which included... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took a walk through the old cemetery. Look our for the old iguanas hiding under the old grave stones.

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Little Rock, AR
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60 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a really large cemetery with lots of history. It contains a Catholic section and a Jewish section, both of which are very interesting. There are also other defined areas such as a military section. It's actually very diverse, as all cultures and social economic persons are buried there. If you have a minute, I would recommend talking a... More 

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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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243 reviews 243 reviews
72 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Though not as interesting as New Orleans of San Juan, PR,this cemetery has some interesting history, specifically the USS Maine grave markers and moument that Wikipedia doesn't even mention. When you enter the property there is a building on the left with maps to help guide your tour. Read the map and take your time to tour the site...ther are... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Check their website for docent-led tours. We self-guided and appreciated the different sections of the cemetery, the greenery, and the humor. "I told you I was sick" tombstone and the mari-gras style beads on one monument. Good diversion from t-shirt stores and conch fritters.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There are tours available of the cemetery where relatives of some of the buried are on site to talk about the history. I passed by a group while walking around and was wishing that I would have participated in it. Many unique plots and verbiage on headstones make this a very interesting spot to take a walk thru.

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