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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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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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 history of the dead!

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".

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
David P
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Amherst NH
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Amherst NH
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Clarksville, Tennessee
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350 reviews 350 reviews
107 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I heard about this being inscribed on a tombstone and just had to see it because I have a plaque at home of the tombstone with this inscription. However, we were not able to get in and actually view the cemetery. I am not a morbid type of person but the cemetery was interesting to see and photograph. It is... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Many above ground burials. This is something to see.One monument reads I told you I was sick, Just nice to take a walk through and take a look around.

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Ottawa, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

As strange as this sounds, no visit to Key West would be complete for me without visiting the cemetery! I was still in high school when one of my teachers told us about the woman who wrote: See I told you I was sick! Being a bit of a skeptic it was top on my list to visit the cemetery... More 

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St Charles,Missouri
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37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Loved the huge expanse of this cemetery that resembles those of New Orleans in that graves are on top the earth. We arrived at the back side , saw a sign stating that only family members were allowed and a padlock and chain on the gate. We just walked around the back unaware of the open visitors gates in the... More 

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Danbury, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The only FODOR four stared attraction in the area. Wear walking shoes , by day, grab a map at the main entrance and read every stone you can. The newst /replacement location on the highest ground around after a storm upheveled the originals re a century ago. Come back at night with one of the many ghost tours and take... More 

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Frankfort
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32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was amazed how the graves were. They were on top of each other. Now this is the way to do it. That way you can still be together. Very interesting place to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Lots of walking around but very cool. Also you'll see lots of iguanas running around and living under the cracked tombs

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you have bikes or scooters it's a fun stop. Check out some of the funny tombstones. My favorite is "I told you I was sick"

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