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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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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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Very cool.

Look for the tombstone that says "I told you I was sick."

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Look for the tombstone that says "I told you I was sick."

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Port Jefferson Station, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Enter throogh the main gate and pick up a map of gthe cemetery on your left outisde of the Sexton building. On this map, you will learn about some of the more famous individuals buried here and their contributions to the development of Key West. You can locate their gravesites from the map and view their graves. Plan on spending... More 

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Monaco
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

The tombs are built above the surface of the ground, which gives an original look to the place. Some pieces of local history.

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England
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Odd but interesting little spot in Key West, not too much else to do so it's worth a visit.

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Canton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

I like history, so I read a bit before I went. Like most places their history and stories are here. Be sure to check out about the one about the "Dr." and his young wife!

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Due to the low water table, the graves are above ground in cement vaults. I"ve read there are between 70,000 to 100,000 residents. Thats a lot considering Key West has 30,000 live population. A number of the "Remember the Maine" blast victims from Cuba Harbour are buried here as well.Also confederate soldiers, and a lot of Cuban immigrants. Some very... More 

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Boston, Ma.
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The cemetery was a 20 minute walk from our hotel but well worth visiting. Be sure to pick up a map at the main entrance, it will guide you to some of the more interesting sites.

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

What an amazing piece of history right in the heart of KW. We didn't take the guided tour, but instead grabbed a map at the entrance and wandered our way around. It was really neat to see the history- some graves date back to the early 1800s and while we were there, they were preparing for a burial. Lots of... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Lots of very old graves as well as very new. Look out though as you go in and it is hard to find a gate our.

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Orchard Park, New York
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Whenever I go to Key West, I am always drawn to the KW Cemetery. I usually spend hours walking around reading the stones and taking pictures. There is so much history there. You can tell who some of the original families were. It's interesting to read the headstones (some are so old the names are worn off) and think about... More 

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