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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 82 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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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We got to the Cemetery first thing in the morning and walked around. Enjoyed the map that was provided and loved seeing the huge lizards sunning themselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Free Guides are available at the office. Very interesting and lots of history here in the heart of Old Town Key West. Find the tombstone that says "I told you I was sick!". Kind of creepy seeing the iguanas sunning themselves on the graves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walked through the cemetery on a rainy afternoon. It was an interesting way to spend about 30 minutes. Watch out for the guy wandering around with an empty gas can who offers to take you to particular tombs of interest in exchange for money to buy a gallon of gas.

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing to see the dates on the stones and some of the writings. The history that is in the cemetery is worth the time to vist. Great place to spend an afternoon.

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Key West has a history of colorful characters and diverse cultures, that is all evident here in the Key West Cemetery. The wonderful free map at the gate supplies the information for a scavenger hunt of graves of some of the more interesting people who called Key West home. It's a great place for photography as wild lizard are running... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place is away from the tourist area but it's worth the trip ( St. Marys is close by so tie the two together ), not much as far as famous graves go, most notable is Sloppy Joe for whom the bar is named after. The USS Maine memorial is there as well as hundreds of Iguanas running wild. One... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What started in 1847 as 4 acres on the NE edge of town is now 19 acres in the middle of town. Beautiful monuments as individual as they are memorable. http://www.parcerealestatekeywest.com/post/welcome-to-the-historic-cemetery-in-old-town-key-west.

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Edgewater, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are looking for a good time off the beaten path this is for you. There is a free map at the entrance that will guide you to interesting graves. The cemetery is a very interesting place that's for sure. There are a few tall old trees for shade but for the most part if the sun is baking... More

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is estimated that 100,000 people are buried here, as opposed to 30,000 that live in Key West. The cemetery itself is laid out nicely. There are maps at the entrance if you're looking for a specific grave. There is a lot of history here and some interesting grave sites. My favorite being "I told you I was sick".. Ha!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is an old cemetery. We had a good time reading the stones and following along with our printed brochure.

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