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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

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Address: 938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305-194-0012
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Small lighthouse but gives you a great view of Key West

The Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters was smaller than any other lighthouse we have visited but this did not mean we did not like it. The history lesson allowed us to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Brandon, Florida
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Brandon, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters was smaller than any other lighthouse we have visited but this did not mean we did not like it. The history lesson allowed us to understand how people lived on the island and what they went through during the civil war. Likes: View of Key West from the top of the lighthouse. History... More 

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

If you're into history and like spiral staircase's this is the place to go. Lots of history in the museum, plus it's a great view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We have visited lighthouse all around the country. It's just what we do. We plan entire vacations around visiting lighthouses. Lighthouses present a look into the past. Their history is amazing. We enjoyed our stroll through the grounds and keepers quarters. The view is amazing from the top. We have never encountered such a non-communicative person behind the desk/cash register... More 

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Lansing, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

As long as your not afraid of heights or skinny/steep stairwells then I'd recommend doing this. The views from the top are gorgeous! Also the museum has air conditioning so I'd recommend doing the lighthouse first then the museum for a cool down.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is about 85 steps on a spiral staircase. But totally worth it when you see the view. We saw the large lenses used and those are a piece of art in themselves. If you do take in this sight you won't need to go to the gym.

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Lutz, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We are very active and had no trouble with the 88 steps up to the top. The view from the top is fantastic. We went early in the day and it was not crowded. It would be very tight as more people went in. Be sure to visit the Keeper's Quarters for lots of information.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It was hot climbing the 88 steps but lovely and cool at the top and the views were amazing. I felt they could have made more of the Keeper's Quarters but the lighthouse made up for it!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Only 88 steps to the top so its a fairly easy climb. Great views of Key West and the ocean. Staff was friendly and informative. Museum was laid out well and air-conditioned - a plus after climbing the lighthouse.

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a quick little stop. We enjoyed going to the top of the lighthouse via lots of steps! We loved the gift shop. One of our favorites along the way. Be sure and stop in the keeps quarters. Interesting.

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Gallatin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The day we went to the Lighthouse there was a wedding going on at the top of the lighthouse, so we had to wait a bit, but it was worth the wait. We are fans of lighthouses and this one was well kept and had a really nice little museum and gift shop. The views from the top were great.... More 

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