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Fort East Martello Museum

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Address: 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305-296-3913
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1 of 3 Forts to visit in Key West

Neat Fort and museum built in 1862. Some of the fort has been destroyed but the remaining parts tell a story of Florida's history. The Garden Club of Key West maintain the grounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Stuart, FL

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Stuart, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Neat Fort and museum built in 1862. Some of the fort has been destroyed but the remaining parts tell a story of Florida's history. The Garden Club of Key West maintain the grounds and they are beautiful with many native plantings. The fort is right on the ocean and offers lovely views. Nice artifacts inside and this attraction is FREE.... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The cuban rafts and other articles are great. Cannon turrets and other military gear well preserved.A must see while you;re on the island. Not well advertised but easy to find.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The museum had some interesting artifacts...it does host Robert the "bewitched" doll made in the likeness of its original owner.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is an excellent Civil War museum with other fantastic community events, as well as a great staff BUT ... this is the home of Robert the Doll, first and foremost. Robert matters, as does visiting Robert and following protocol for taking pictures (asking Robert's permission). Highly recommended both for the self-guided tour and any available ghost tours.

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Okinawa, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The museum is small, but it is really cool. It is history and art together. It also has a really cute gift shop. It is free for active duty military.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We came here just because we wanted to see one of the Civil War forts before we left Key West. The main focus of this museum is Robert the haunted doll, without really focusing on the military aspect of the place. There are only three or four rooms to walk through on one side of the fort. Going up in... More 

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our interest of the fort was peaked after being in it during a ghost tour so we went back the next day to check it out. Lots of interesting displays. You can go up on the top of it for some great photos. Don't forget "Robert the Doll". Quite a history about the doll. We were told that you have... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The fort wasn't much to see...if you've seen one, you've seen 'em all. We mainly went there to see this Robert, the haunted doll. My daughter had read about him and seen him on one of those ghost hunter shows. The movie Chucky is supposed to be based on him. It was pretty creepy seeing this more than 100 year... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Interesting history of military and Robert the Doll. Attendant knowledgable, great view of water and bridge

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Philly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Go here if only to see Robert, the scary doll. I like him (he let me take his picture and I am still alive and healthy) but my husband thinks he is creepy. We come here every time we are in Key West. They have really spruce the place up in the last couple of years. Very nice displays of... More 

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Additional Information about Fort East Martello Museum

Address: Address: 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305-296-3913
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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