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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My fear of heights almost got the best of me, fortunately I pursued and the view that awaited me, was definitely worth it. Some of my best photos on this vacation were taken from here. Additionally, there is a museum with information about the people who ran the lighthouse.

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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Drove by to photograph the lighthouse. Wanted to go in but at $10 per person that seemed a little steep for my family. In a nice area and very well kept grounds.

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved walking to the top and seeing Key West from up high. The museum was also really nice as well as the beautiful tree you could climb

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Westchester, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We decided to walk over to the Lighthouse after visiting Ernest Hemingway 's House. It was an 88 step trek up the tower but beautiful and cool once we got there. Only a few visitors can go up and down the tower at a time due to the narrow stairwell and viewing area. One can literally view the island from... More

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Almere, The Netherlands
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112 reviews 112 reviews
72 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

After visiting the Ernest Hemmingway House, we visited the Key West Lighthouse which is accross the street. The original 20 meters high lighthouse of 1825 was destroyed in the Great Havana Hurricane of 1846 and was a personal drama for the keepers family, because 7 members of the family died. In 1848 the tower we see today was built and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It is neat to learn some of the history about the lighthouse and it's importance in the Keys. It is one of those things that you only need to do once. Beautiful view from atop the lighthouse.

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Oxford, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Definitely worth visiting. Such a neat piece of history and the view is amazing! If you want to see what a bird feels like, climb on up.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I liked the view from the top of the lighthouse. The 88 steps didn't take as long as I thought they would to climb. The keeper's quarters were interesting. The cashier was bored though; that was too bad.

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Hinckley, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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