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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
305-295-6616
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Ranked #25 of 84 attractions in Key West
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Type: Lighthouses, History Museums
Activities: Walking
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Hinckley, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I found it very interesting to see how the light house was kept when it was first opened. The families that took care of the light house had to be close knit as neither the light house or the keeper's quarters were that big. interesting.

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Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Make sure you stop and see this Key West landmark. Must be able to climb stairs but the view is worth it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Of course that's ridiculous; You're going to the top to look down, aren't you? Maybe just don't look straight down. You thought you were getting exercise tramping up and down Duvall street. These stairs will help you feel the burn. You need to do this because it's there and the view from the top will help you orient yourself in... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Well worth the visit and a wonderful piece of history! It's not everyday you have an opportunity to walk up to the top of a lighthouse! Go at 9:30am when it first opens!

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Smyrna, GA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

90 feet may not be too imposing, but it is worth the climb. You have a great view of almost the entire of Key West. There is a great museum about the history of not only the lighthouse, but the Keys as well.

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Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We love to visit lighthouses wherever we visit if they are available. This was the shortest one we've gone to so far but the view was still very nice. I liked how there were numbered plaques showing where certain things are. The history of the lighthouse is very interesting.

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West Melbourne, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I stopped by this attraction but decided not to pay to enter because it seemed very simple and not a lot to do. It was cool that it was the only lighthouse completely within city limits, but the lighthouse itself was not very picturesque. We did see one of the famous Key West chickens running around though.... More

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Tampa,Fl
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Not to far from The Duval street action a d right across the street from Hemingway house. The light house is not as high as some other lighthouses, which with the heat at the time I went was ok by me. You can buy a ticket for just the lighthouse or a combo pass to the Customs house and/or Fort... More

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Winder, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have climbed some of the best lighthouses on the East Coast. Hatteras, Currituck, St. Augustine just to name a few. This is a smaller one in comparison to those. This one does reminds me of Ocracoke Island lighthouse (although you can't climb O'coke) The grounds at the KW LH are beautiful (but again small...but this is Key West and... More

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Ohio
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218 reviews 218 reviews
95 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Taking a walk to the top of the Lighthouse was a worthwhile journey. Follow the spiral staircase to the top and you are reward with a beautiful overview of the island as well as a wonderful breeze that will cool you down on a hot day.

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