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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

Address: 938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305-194-0012
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Ranked #24 of 69 Attractions in Key West
Type: Lighthouses, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking
Attraction details
Type: Lighthouses, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Huntsville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing lighthouse with good view and great big tree on the side grows up with it's history. Small but good history. I enjoyed it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to visit! Lots of history and the views from the top of the tower are 360 degrees of awesome! The museum is small but very interesting, I especially liked the fact that they really emphasized the women who took care of the lighthouse! Really neat!

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Hays, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The tour was all self-guided and actually getting up the lighthouse was a bit stressful for heavier/older people. It was. a great view and history lesson. The downtown Key West makes you forget how much water you are surrounded by!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the few spots you can get a great view of all of Key West from high up, and there are helpful photos with key sites labeled so you know what you're looking at. As others have noted, there are 88 steps (not counting the 5-6 steps to get in the door) in a spiral staircase so... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful day did the 88 step climb up to the top of the light house. Beautiful views in all directions. If heights don't bother you and you are OK with 88 steps up and then down a spiral staircase then make the climb

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Across from the Hemingway House is a Key West (almost) hidden gem. At the top of these 88 steps, find the best views of the island. On the beautiful grounds, find Seward Johnson sculptures for more photo ops. A Key West must-do at any season.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I am not a fan of lighthouses; however, my friend is. I enjoyed the history and the keeper's house. Nice view from the top of the lighthouse. I enjoyed the lovely statues on the grounds. They have a public restroom and sell bottle water for a $1.00. There was a small fee but worth it. Nice place to get great... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There is a small fee for this attraction, but I think it's worth it. For your money, you get to explore a small, informative (*ahem* air conditioned), well-kept museum about the light house's history. What's really worth the money, though, is climbing to the top of the light house. After learning about it, you'll have a greater appreciation for it.... More 

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Missouri, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you plan to climb the 88 steps to the top of the lighthouse, I'd recommend going close to the time they open. The spiral stairs are very narrow, so passing people as you go up and down is a little challenging. The view is pretty spectacular from the top, but my favorite part is the small museum housed in... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The view at the top of this lighthouse is pretty. It's not my very favorite thing in Key West but it is a nice place to visit and get some nice photos as well.

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