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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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Robert!

Go here if only to see Robert, the scary doll. I like him (he let me take his picture and I am still alive and healthy) but my husband thinks he is creepy. We come here every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Philly
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Go here if only to see Robert, the scary doll. I like him (he let me take his picture and I am still alive and healthy) but my husband thinks he is creepy. We come here every time we are in Key West. They have really spruce the place up in the last couple of years. Very nice displays of... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

During the Civil War, the union began to build this fort in Key West. Many if not most of the residents, BTW, were southern supporters. The fort was never finished and after the war abandoned and the Key West Historical Society went through considerable work starting in the 1950's to restore and save it. This little museum is more of... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great little piece of KW History and you can visit Robert the Doll! But don't take his photo unless you ask!!

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Euless, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to the East Martello Fort Museum not quite know what it was all about. It is a Civil War fort loaded with tons of information regarding Key West history. Won't give out all the information but it was very interesting learning about Key West history around the Civil War. Who knew!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

My friend took me to the museum, I really love watching shows about ghost. I had seen the doll on ghost adventures. So I really wanted to see him in person. The man at the desk said nothing about asking the doll for permission to take photos. So as I started taking pics my friend read the sign that said... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The lady at the counter was most helpful. Before the tour she took the time to tell me a little about the exhibits and shared some of her recomendations on the books in the gift shop. Robert the doll and the story of the creep with the corpse as his bride were great exhibits.

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The place has a modest entry fee that is well worth it. The place is more of a Key West Museum than a Fort Museum. I found the exhibits interesting and appropriate for a museum. This museum hold Robert the Doll who is supposedly haunted. On our visit the place was undergoing some exhibit changes and things were out of... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you're in the mood for a little history, or you want to take a peak at one of the darker residents of Key West, then a visit to Fort East Martello is definitely in order. Construction of the fort began in 1863, and it was designed to protect against a Confederate attack by sea. As the fort was not... More 

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Montauk, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We saw this as part of a ghost tour, so it was after it was closed to the public. We saw a doll that sat in the middle of a room in a plexiglass box. The rooms were all closed off. The tour guide gave some story, then left us in the room with the doll and closed the doors.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I love Robert the Doll❤️❤️ Just ask him before you take a picture.😉 I also got the Robert the Doll book and about half way done. Very good book so far👍 I would go

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