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Fort East Martello Museum

Address: 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305-296-3913
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Ranked #27 of 94 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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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Museum is still, obviously, undergoing development as there are numerous areas with little information available, however what information is available is well presented, informative, and presents an extremely good impression of what life might have been during the civil war, and the period of the Fort's importance.. The 'shop' is reasonably well stocked, but one would have welcomed the... More 

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Rushville, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I got to visit this place at night as part of the Key West Host tour. We were restricted to only a small portion of the fort, but it was definitely worth going back when the whole fort is open. Would love to be able to spend a few hours exploring. Lots of history there.

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Hamilton, NJ
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Biked here to check out the Civil War Fort. The Museum is right next to the airport. Took about an hour to do the self guided tour. The woman who was working was very friendly and gave us a lot of information.

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Saint Cloud, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I enjoyed walking through this fort and was happy I got to climb to the top of the tower. You all get to meet Robert the Doll here but be sure you are nice to him. I love how everything was preserved to the way it was the only thing I did not like was that you could see all... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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