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Fort East Martello Museum

3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #23 of 83 attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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Tampa, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Mechanicsville, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We learned a lot from the staff, but only because we told him we were interested in the Civil War history (most come to see Robert the Doll)

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The East Martello Museum and Gallery has some great displays and information about the history of Key West. The thing that drew me to it, though, is that it is the current home of Robert the haunted doll. I first heard of him when I participated in a walking ghost tour of Key West while on a cruise ship shore... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After watching a show about "Robert" the doll on tv, my teenage son wanted to see him in person. Naturally, we asked to take his picture, and he let us! lol….. There's a lot of history in this museum. Not only about the why it was built but also about the Cubans who risk their lives to come to America.... More

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