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Fort East Martello Museum

3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
305-296-3913
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Ranked #21 of 71 Attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The museum provides a great history of Key West and has exhibits with many local artifacts. It is a chronological representation from the first settlers into the 20th century. The also house Robert the Doll. Ask before you take a picture or regret it. A great little side trip right next to the smallest international airport in the US.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited the Museum on an afternoon with the main intention of seeing Robert the Doll. We were pleasantly surprised at the rest of the museum's interesting history and sculptures on display. It's right by the water so going up to the top of the tower provides a nice view.

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Fort one night as a stop on a ghost tour. It was dark, so that added to the creepiness. We didn't get the whole tour because we walked through a side gate and walked through the middle and into the other side to visit Robert. That is one creepy little dude! All in all, the place was... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This fort is an odd place because there is a mixed array or artefacts from the civil war, a hearse, a hundred year old creep doll and modern statues/art. You could give it a miss and would be none the poorer for the experience.

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