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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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Ranked #24 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Key West Cemetery is extremely interesting.  When you enter the cemetary at the main entrance, you can pick up a pamphlet that contains a map and... more »
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Latham, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It seems a little morbid to say but it really was a fun and fascinating visit. Reading the headstones is entertaining. It's so different from what I'm used to seeing in a cemetery. It's an interesting look at life and death in a completely different part of the country. Go visit! And they have maps at the little caretaker building... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

How creepy is it to visit a cemetery on vacation? I thought it was very creepy, but we did it. You can grab a guide map on the way into the cemetery and walk around and explore. You can find "Sloppy" Joe's grave and see some other interesting spots. Mostly everyone is entombed above ground so it is different. Also,... More

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Bear, Delaware, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I believe this was originally in a different location and moved after a flood many many years ago. The rumor is that caskets were floating away. The headstones are interesting and my wife and I were trying to find the oldest date. It's free, go check it out.

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Suffern, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Didn't find any of the silly headstones, but learned about some people native to the area. Saw some very large iguanas!

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Folsom, NJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is spooky even in board daylight, but a great stop to look at those markers and hear about so of those stories

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I honestly could have spent hours looking at the beautiful statues and lovely sentiments on the numerous headstones in this cemetery. It is definitely a unique place and captures the "Key West" atmosphere. Iguanas definitely roam free here along with chickens, chicks and roosters. It is a lovely, peaceful resting place for the former inhabitants of Key West.

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As odd as it may seem to call a cemetery a "neat place", this really is. Quite large with very old and unique gravestones and markers.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went for a walk thru the cemetery. The cemetery is a mix of old and forgotten to newer and very well cared for family plots. It is very quite , except when the iguanas scurry thru the leaves and undergrowth . Take your time and read some of the head stones.No shade so bring a hat and make sure you... More

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Olney, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The cemetery is truly a gem and a must do when in Key West. You are entering a beautiful cemetery that has rich history that emits feelings of what an older cemetery should look like in terms of what seems like randomly placed plots and overgrowth. It is amazing to walk through and see plots from the 1800's, mausoleums, statues,... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A very quiet part of Key West! Half the fun was getting there, walked through some very cool neighborhoods and love all the charming cottages that surround the Key West Cemetery. As I entered the cemetery became a tad bit spooky and the many iguanas added to the spook! Truly enjoyed walking around and looking at all the historical graves!... More

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