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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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seen it partly on the ghost tour and will be back to see Robert the doll. It is a bit out of the way and not walking distance. Will have more time next visit to view it better.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Key West, Florida
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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

From the outside, it looks cool. Was expecting stories of the civil war, civil war replicas, and key west siding with the union. You know, stuff you'd find when you visit a military fort museum. What we got: maybe 10 civil war artifacts, filing less than a 4x8 table. And a bunch of other stuff relating to the island. There... More 

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Key West, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

seen it partly on the ghost tour and will be back to see Robert the doll. It is a bit out of the way and not walking distance. Will have more time next visit to view it better.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The old fort is a typical brick fort do the U.S. civil war period with amazing view from the old gun emplacements. Brick...something you don't see much in KW. All of those bricks were shipped from New England Take a bike ride around the island and plan a nice break with a visit.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We spent an hour or two here on our last morning in Key West. The fort is in very good shape, considering that it dates back to the Civil War. It contains a lot of historical displays, and, of course, Robert the Doll. We found it well worth our time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We love to check out Forts in every historic city we visit. However the point of this visit was to see Robert the doll. I had no clue who that was, it was my boyfriend who had read and seen the documentary on him. It was pretty interesting, fort is well kept and the staff are friendly. Definitely a must... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were able to walk to fort from the Best Western, plenty of free parking--close to Smathers Beach. $9 adults, $8 seniors and military, $4 children. Kids would have fun running around fort and climbing spiral staircase to top of fort--adults need to help little ones so they do not fall. Interesting displays and nice gift shop.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We couldn't help but stop at East Martello to see Robert. There is much more to see though. Historic structures, antiquities, local art, and a nice gift shop. I wish I could remember the young woman's name who was working the day we visited. She was very helpful, informative, and genuine. There was a bit of work going on and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went expecting an interesting civil war fort but this was pathetic. The few items on display had little or no explanation. The building was interesting and a guided tour would have made the visit much better for us.

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Miami, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a great museum with authentic displays. The tour makes it even better to understand life in the mid-1800s. The view is also spectacular.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Everyone wants to visit here to see Robert the doll, but the museum offers more than just him. It has great local historical artifacts and it was a Fort at one time so the structure of the building is interesting to be in. You can go to the tower and see a great view. Remember, if you go and you... More 

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