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Fort East Martello Museum

3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
305-296-3913
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Ranked #20 of 69 Attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We always visit Robert every time we are in KW until today. The female working was rude and should not be in the customer service business!! The five of us were waiting for our turn to PAY for our tickets when my brother (A Keys Resident) was looking for the restroom, the Associate rudely said "can I help you?" And... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We had stopped during the ghost tour, but wanted to see it in the day too. Fort is interesting, not too much to see. Always follow "Robert's Rules" tho if you visit him. Was our last stop on the way out of town. The view from the top is beautiful and worth a few pictures.

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Lalinde, France
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

You will never get too excited here, its just an average museum with a few exhibitions and a climb up the main tower for the view which is mainly the sea and the new airport. the guy at the entrance was quite informative and very helpful all in all I give it 5 out of 10 so sort of OK... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the various exhibits relating to the history of Key West. I particularly wanted to see Robert the Doll. I asked his permission to take his photo so I guess it was okay with him. His story is fascinating. The fort itself was not very exciting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is an interesting tourist stop. With a large gift shop that sells more stuff that you'd see on Duval Street than in a museum, and a pricy entrance fee for what's really there, this is a good place to "pass the time" as a previous poster pointed out. Most museums have a narrative or theme that runs through their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

They let us know up front that there was some exhibits closed and construction so we only paid 5 bucks to get in. But all in all, there were still some mind bogeling things to see and read. We met Robert too of course! The courtyard area was really cool, and the large metal sculptures inside the tower were very... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well worth getting a ride out to the Fort. It's currently being revamped but the fort is beautiful with local art work as well as the fact the fort is still standings. It's a self guided tour but be sure to ask about Robert the Doll and NEVER take his picture without asking permission - ask the museum for the... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We toured this site and had a great time. The lady at the desk gave us 50% off tickets due to some minor construction going on. Very interesting place, and do not forget to ask Roberts permission to take his picture. Ha!

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The fort history is just amazing Catherine was even more amazing friendly knowledgeable Catherine made the trip for us

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Fort East Martello Museum at first, at night on the Ghosts and Graveyards bus tour. This fort is known to be a very big paranormal site. The tour takes you into a room where you hear the story and see the over 100 year old creepy Robert the Doll known to have paranormal activity/voodoo associated with it.... More 

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