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

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More recent military importance than you think!

We enjoy visiting the gardens here - and the way the former fort has been repurposed. It has an historic marker with a phone number you can call for an explanation of its past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
puffinmom
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Minnesota
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Weird, spooky stuff. Robert was well behaved for us, and my husband caught some interesting things in cell phone photos in the fort. Very eclectic exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great time at the museum, learned some new things and got to see my dear friend Robert the doll ! For some reason he wouldn't stop looking at me ... 😉

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Thank Billy1989
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a haunted history fanatic-this place is creepy before you even get to Robert the Doll. We happened to be the only patrons there-and in another building some time of weird industrial art class had been held in the past, so that just added to the creep level. Robert himself is on display in a glass case. Definitely a fun... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoy visiting the gardens here - and the way the former fort has been repurposed. It has an historic marker with a phone number you can call for an explanation of its past military use. Great views and patient staff to explain the tropical plants to visitors from different climates. Good places to sit, inside and out. Restrooms are... More 

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Thank puffinmom
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed the visit to roberts museum listen and learn great place i key west come on down, interesting facts for history buffs and curious minds out there.

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Thank joogo
Murphysboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never heard of Robert the Doll before I rode the Hop On Hop Off bus to get a tour of Key West. The reason I came to Fort East Martello Museum is because I am a fort nut especially if it has anything to do with the Civil War. The fort has been turned into a museum and... More 

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Thank William S
Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It definitely has some odd history of Key West within its walls, we have visited twice and if you go make sure you say hello to Robert the doll, and be respectful to him, ask if you can take a picture and read about the legend, because if you make fun of him or disrespect him in any way, he... More 

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Thank Sally G
Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

East Martello Museum is a great place to visit. Historical for, so you will enjoy the cannons, architecture and history of Key West. There are usually local artists art around inside and outside, which is quite interesting. Climbing the tower, there is a breathtaking view of the ocean around Key West. It is gorgeous. Spiral staircase to the top, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We finally got to visit Robert the doll. The ghosts and graveyards tour was interesting fun and brought us to the Fort East Martello Museum. It was great...a bit of history and spooky fun at the same time... If you haven't seen Robert the doll in person yet this is something you won't soon forget!

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Thank M Y
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good display of local history and a great chance to learn about and meet a very old and wise doll named Robert. Lots of cute, creepy and fascinating stories about Key West. The fort itself is a very cool building and is fun to explore.

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