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Fort East Martello Museum

3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
305-296-3913
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Ranked #23 of 82 Attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
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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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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped in while out checking the local historic areas. They have some pieces from the history of the area but the best is the Robert Doll. This thing is creepy. He actually looks like he's smiling. Don't forget to ask his permission before taking his picture.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited the East Martello at night as part of the Ghosts and Gravestones tour. We walked through the East Martello at night, heard some spooky stories, and got into the building that housed Robert the Doll. We heard more spooky stories about Robert. That building was interesting and I hope to go back to Key West... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love to visit this museum. Of course after doing a Ghost Tour and leaning about Robert the Doll, we all had to come visit him. Now I go every time I come to Key West to visit family I make a stop here. The museum has all sorts of exhibits about the Keys, Cuba, and hauntings. There is also... More

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great photo op,history.Gift shop with interesting items some reasonably priced. We elected not to tour the museum but enjoyed the gift shop and shopping.

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Senior Contributor
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to this location as a part of a Ghost Tour. So, we probably didn't see the whole exhibition. But what we did see and hear about was probably enough. There is alot of history here but also Robert "the doll". Make sure to visit him and you will see why I say it is creepy.

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