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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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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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Various styles and burial methods are evident here. Gravestone symbols all have a meaning. Everyone is buried on top of the ground. Lots of history in this cemetery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Havre, Montana
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Pittsburgh, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Key West is a quirky place. It has a quirky cemetery that should not be missed. I lived for awhile in South Florida, so the "burying" above ground is what I saw in most Florida cemeteries. What is so unique to me in the Key West Cemetery is the amazing use of space. For instance, you will have a crypt... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Within the cemetery, nearest to the main entry at Passover Lane and Margaret St. is a memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives at the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor. Both US and foreign military are buried beneath a flag pole that flies the US and POW/MIA flags. Every year on Memorial Day a brief ceremony... More 

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Havre, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Various styles and burial methods are evident here. Gravestone symbols all have a meaning. Everyone is buried on top of the ground. Lots of history in this cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have always liked visiting old, hostoric cemeteries, however the Key West Cemetery is probably a favorite. The history, the epitaphs, as unique as the town itself. If you have time, even though it is a little ways from town, it is worth the visit!

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Atlanta Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've been through the KW cemetery several times and it is a well kept interesting cemetery. There are different sections to explore. I had never seen rocks on graves like in the Jewish section. Evidently people put rocks on graves to show their respect and acknowledge their loved ones. Flowers die and disintegrate while rock don't. You can get a... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a cool place to visit grave markers. Some from the late 1800's. Iguanas lurked around and slide under grave stones which was a little creepy.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The landscape was beautiful with the many Royal Poinciana Trees in bloom and the care and love that has been given to numerous loved ones resting places. Very interesting how different the mausoleums are compared to our region because of the ground being of sand and not dirt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I like old cemeteries. My wife sometimes thinks she feels spirits, so we had to stop here. There are a lot of old interesting tombs from the 1800's and 1900's and a few from the 2000's. There was a small part of the cemetery that was sadly dedicated to infants. There was also a neat monument to Cubans who have... More 

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The cemetery is really a great place for photo ops. Make sure you bring a camera. Since we had been in Key West a few days and had ridden the Conch Train, the Trolley, and done the Ghosts and Graveyard Tours, the Cemetary was a much better experience for us than if we had gone early in our vacation. I... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We are usually not the type to do anything like this but after experiencing the ghost tour around town last year we happened by on our way somewhere else and decided to stop. We walked through and read the tombstones/mausoleums. We even goggled the more famous ones. It was kind of an interesting way to learn more about Key West... More 

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