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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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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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For History Buffs

The east Martello Museum would be of special interest to history buffs especially those who like Civil War history. It has some interesting early cannons and fortifications on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history, this is worth a visit. They have a buy 1 get 1 fee coupon through our time share with Interval International. I think they also have a discount if you take one of the trolley tours. Lots of local history and something called Robert the Doll (which we weren't interested in). For local history though, this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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905 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort East Martello… home to Robert the Doll… and not much else. The building itself is cool, but there isn’t much to this place. Buy discounted tickets (half price) with your trolley/ conch train tickets. For $5 each it was worth walking around, but it wouldn’t have been for the actual price of tickets.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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172 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The east Martello Museum would be of special interest to history buffs especially those who like Civil War history. It has some interesting early cannons and fortifications on display. It also has a small but interesting gift shop.

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Union, Oregon
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335 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Beautifully built fort. Museum inside. It was $9 each for seniors. Nice gift shop. View fort from inside and out. Worth a stop.

Thank DaBride
Orange Park, Florida
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great tour! My girlfriend and eye explored the fort and found it awesome...many Key West historical artifacts and Robert the Doll. Would definitely do it again.

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Concord, North Carolina
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a Yankee Fort filled with tons of Key West History. Great place to visit. The lady at the entrance is very helpful about the tour.

Thank suzie j
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Robert the Doll. #thatisall My daughter wanted to visit Robert and see first hand what was all the drama. She learned the hard way, not to mess with fate. No pictures. She couldn't get into the device and had to wipe it the very next day to regain access. Lesson learnt.

Thank OneSaucyTrini
Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Some of the exhibits are a bit outdated and don't follow a common theme, but its an interesting building...well worth about a 30 minute visit.

Thank Darrell C
Columbia, South Carolina
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96 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The museum isn't huge. It's also not within walking distance of all the other Key West attractions. You go through some rooms with different historical artifacts. The main draw is Robert the Doll (for everyone into ghost stories). If it's your first time in Key West, I would say pass on this. But if you have visited a few times,... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

On my first trip to Key West I went on the Original Ghost Tours Walking Tour and learned the story of Robert the Doll. After three years of working up the courage I visited him at the museum. He's not so scary once you get to know him! The staff is friendly and open about this haunted place.

Thank TravelingFool2419

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