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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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great for locals and tourists

We are locals and decided to finally visit here with some family members from Georgia. There are lots of artifacts in here and no guided tour, so you can go at your own pace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I read great reviews about this place and were excited to see what it was all about. I am sorry to say we were pretty disappointed for several reasons. First of all, it was ridiculously hot in the museum. Now, I get it, it's Key West in August, and it's hot. But how about turning on a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The place is crap, don't waste your ten bucks, they have the most random junk, not really a museum, it looks like grannies attic or basement, only not as interesting.......

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Sarasota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great little museum. Very interesting old artifacts and of course ---Robert! I first saw this place on the "Ghost Tour, " and went back the next day to see more since it looked so interesting. It does not disappoint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We are locals and decided to finally visit here with some family members from Georgia. There are lots of artifacts in here and no guided tour, so you can go at your own pace. There also discounts for students and locals which is nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Really interesting spot. We've been many times. Well worth a visit. Reasonably priced. The guides are very good.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Interesting tidbits about Key West but overall disjointed presentation. The ability to wander around the tower made it all worth it though, but I am a history junkie... if you are not you might be disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Traveled here on the ghost tours in Key West. Super creepy at night, but an interesting place to see.

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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My teens (15 and 13) loved this quick museum tour on the windward side of Key West. The story of Robert the Doll complements a ghost tour through Old Towne very nicely. I did the tour with my son in less than 30 minutes one day while we were biking past and my daughter and I went another day and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a small museum dedicated to the history of Key West. There are some interesting exhibits, and one item in particular, Robert, a supposedly haunted doll, is known all over the world. There are some fort ruins out back to look at, but none to go through. Give yourself about 30 minutes, and you should be able to see... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was the number one place for me to visit while in Key West. It is home to Robert The Doll. He was so wonderful to finally see in person! The rest of the museum was great too. Much history displayed in the exhibits. Great place!

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