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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
305-194-0012
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Ranked #27 of 82 Attractions in Key West
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Type: Lighthouses, History Museums
Activities: Walking
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Warner Robins, Georgia, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Slow down, and take a break. Stop here and the Hemmingway house (across the street). This lighthouse is well kept and offers wonderful views of the island. It isn't so high as to kick your butt climbing it, so take it on. You won't be disappointed. While here, look around at the restored house. It is an excellent example of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Climb the steep stair to see the whole of Key West from the top. It's certainly worth the effort. However, try to choose time for climbing/descending when the staircase is free. Having two groups moving in 2 directions on this steep, narrow staircase can be unpleasant and dangerous.

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16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

They weren't open when we were visiting (cruise itinerary) - got to see the outside of it and its beautiful, one of the prettier ones I've visited. Got to give them props for letting you climb it, out of 40-50 lighthouses I've visited only a handful allow it, so if they're open go for it - the views usually can't... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great veiw from the top of the entire island but ut us a little $$$ for what it is. You can be in and out in 30 minutes. If you are a regular visitor to Key West it is cool to go to and see at least once but if you are a first timer there are more interesting things... More

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Taubate, SP
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31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The lighthouse and the beach around are beautifull. If you like snorkeling before the lighthouse there is a pier with many colofull fishes. The water is warm but there is a strong sea current. The fishes are beautiful !!!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Museum has program that allows active duty members and their families to see the light house museum for free. This was a fun excursion for our family and the price was right.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We loved visiting the Key West lighthouse. We didn't have to wait in line and we practically had the place to ourselves. (We didn't want to wait in line for the Hemingway house, so we were glad to find this place right across the street). It's a scary climb to the top, but once you're up there, the view is... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a really cool piece of history of Key West.The view from the top of the lighthouse was fantastic and the plaques were very informative. The keepers quarters was interesting and provided more local history of Key West. Pretty cool piece of history.

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice to see and the views are amazing, however, it's quite pricey for what it is. Has a small museum which we couldn't get in and has a lovely little gift shop. If you have a spare half hour or so and want a great view and learn a little history then worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Make sure to climb the lighthouse and take a look at the history of Key West and the present through its windows. The gatekeepers house has a lot of wonderful history in it and it's great if you are also in the middle of one of the typical Florida rainstorms. The gift shop has lots of cute little items in... More

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