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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 #26 of 93 Attractions 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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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to see some of Key West's colorful past residents along with some iguanas. Get a map at the main entrance. That will give you some info as to some of the more famous people and some history too. Definitely wander around and check out some of the unique graves and don't miss the memorial of the... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The main gate is on Margaret and Angela Street. Stop at the sexton's house by the main gate for a complimentary map. There is an area devoted to those who lost their lives aboard the USS Maine. I didn't even know about this battleship until now. The neighborhood around the cementary is nice to walk around as it's residential so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The free map provides some history and context. Lot of iguanas and the occasional rooster walking around added to the fun. Very little shade.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you can get a guided walking tour it would be best, but can do it on your own. You'll wander through fascinating stones. Everyone buried above ground due to water, coral etc. On the surface it just looks like a run down cemetery, but look closer. In between the occasional chicken, rooster or iguana, the headstones make great reading.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

limited access, some gates locked others not, unless you enter from the main access you will wander around part of the cemetery which is in sad disrepair and without knowing what you are looking for.

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Key West, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is one of the most interesting cemeteries I have visited, particularly if you are lucky enough to get on a walking tour. The tour makes it 100% more interesting because of the many colorful stories associated with the graves, but they are not offered on a regular basis so it is hit and miss. If you aren't on a... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

what history, see if you can find a last name familiar to you. short ride from duval and very creepy, but fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We arrived around 5 pm on 1/7 and began wandering around in silence. I did not notice that near the entrance on Margaret Street there is a small mailbox on the office door with free maps. We spent 30 minutes there, and we left as it was almost sunset time (and closing time). It is worth a visit, but first... More 

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Alabama
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141 reviews 141 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Finding the cemetery takes a small amount of effort. It is nice to see however do not make it a priority

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lafayette, louisiana
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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Although it is a somber experience, I sometimes find visits to cemeteries interesting, The war memorial was nice. Finding the entrance was somewhat of a chore, as several are closed and there is little to no signage to indicate where the entry is. We finally got in our car and found it on Margaret Street. We were able to enter... More 

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