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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 #28 of 82 Attractions in Key West
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Type: Lighthouses, History Museums
Activities: Walking
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We didnt opt for the museum. It looked like only two rooms. 88 stairs to the top of the lighthouse. Staff not engaging.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

If you want an arial view of the city than visit the lighthouse. Other than the lighthouse view, there is not much else worthwhile to see. I found the museum in the keepers cottage to be light on information. If I had it to do over again, I would not go. There are 80+ stair to the top, hope you... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

If you want some great views of Key West, the light house is the place to go. It was only $10pp for admission, which is great value. You can take a look around the keepers house, look at some artefacts and then scale the winding staircase up to the top of the tower. There are informative plaques around the top... More

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Beautifully well kept grounds.Very enjoyable artistic pieces all around the grounds... The Lighthouse Garden ; my fave is "SEARCH" ... A woman sitting on a bench who is searching through her purse... and lots of us can relate; and there is another with two young men ; the younger one is wearing a shirt with the Batman logo ... The... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's quite a climb to the top, but once at the top the view is beautiful. You can see a great deal of key west, and there are information panels at the top that point out what you are seeing in the distance. It's right across from the Ernst Hemingway Home, and definitely worth a visit.

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Hampton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's a long way up through the 80 stairs but worth the climb to see the magnificant sight from the lighthouse.

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Warner Robins, Georgia, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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