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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

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Address: 938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305-194-0012
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Nice view from the top

It was so hot outside, but the gift shop was air conditioned and had cold waters for sale. Climbed to circular stair case to the top for a nice view. Grounds were nice as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Huntington Beach, CA
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Huntington Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It was so hot outside, but the gift shop was air conditioned and had cold waters for sale. Climbed to circular stair case to the top for a nice view. Grounds were nice as well.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We climbed the 88 steps to the top of the lighthouse for absolutely beautiful views of Key West. We also visited the museum and learned more about the island. It doesn't take long and a good experience.

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Best to visit early or late in the day to avoid lines. A unique property since the lighthouse is in the midst of the city an not a typical coastal location.

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Medina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Went based on a locals recommendation, Worth the price to see the views of the city. Highly recommend going to the innkeepers house on the grounds. Word of advice, their are 88 steps to get up to the top, wear comfortable shoes.

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Anaheim, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The 88 steps can be a problem for some people. The overweight gentleman in front of me took two steps up and decided it was enough. He was as wide as the narrow part of the stairway. It is like a one lane road with two way traffic. (Several platforms allow group in one direction to wait until narrow stairway... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice way to get a bird's eye view of Key West. When we got there to go up no one else was there yet so we had the top of the light house to yourself. Coming back down was tight and scary though as there were quite a few people trying to come up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This can be a busy visit, so go early when there are fewer people competing for the ten spots at the top. The climb is more steep than many lighthouses, but should be able to be climbed by most people. the view from the top is great and pick a clear day to get the most out of your effort.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Give yourself a workout and climb the steps to the top of the Lighthouse. Your reward is a 360 degree view of Key West and surrounding waters. Breezy blue skies. After visit the museum and ask yourself how did people tolerate the heat, pre a/c, with all those clothes on!?

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Hayward, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We've toured many lighthouses over the years. This one had the tiniest footprint (the grounds) and is the only one that was inland, due to hurricane activity. Supposedly Hemingway's guiding light to his home across the street when he'd imbibed too much at Sloppy Joe's. The residence had some nice displays of the keepers and their families. Gift shop was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Another must do when on Key West. Great history and nice look around over Key West. Great guides explaining the technology of the Prism's in the glass and when, where and how they were made and what they are doing - totally worth spending some good time there.

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