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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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Norfolk, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great, Soon as you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile and a loud welcome. Being Military we got in free so that's awesome, He also told us of a few other places that show military appreciation... The light house is great. BEST VIEW of key west is atop the light house. Keepers Quarters offers a nice... More 

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Paris
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We just decided on the fly to stop in on our way to the Hemingway House. It turned out to be very interesting. There is a good little museum shop that's not over priced. This is the first light house I've ever been allowed to climb. You are allowed to go out on the catwalk as well for a 360... More 

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Huntsville, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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

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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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