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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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EERIE...BUT A MUST SEE PLACE.....

Stayed in a cottage a couple of blocks from this big cemetery. After seeing many posts about it on tourist sites I had to check out this historic place! The history of it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Ellisville, Missouri
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193 reviews 193 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Not sure what I was expecting but this wasn't it. The cemetery does have a lot of history and some famous people buried there but it is in disrepair. A lot of the headstones are a mess. We got the map but it was difficult to find some of the graves that we were looking for. I have to say... More 

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Key West, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoy a nice quiet stroll through cemeteries and this one was wonderful. Full of such rich history and wonderfully decorated (and preserved) graves. Most of the graves are above ground and have so much detail incorporated in them. I found several that really spoke to me (not literally!!) and was able to find out some information about who these... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Stayed in a cottage a couple of blocks from this big cemetery. After seeing many posts about it on tourist sites I had to check out this historic place! The history of it is fascinating as are the many unique burial sites/styles. The fact that the place is crawling...literally....with iguanas just adds to the visit!!! Be sure and take your... More 

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Asheville, NC
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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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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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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