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Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum

Address: 901 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040-6636
Phone Number: 305 295 3562
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Ranked #75 of 94 Attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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Florida Keys, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The museum seems to have been scaled right back and is now really just a couple of (very interesting) videos in a small cabin. I'd have thought that there would have been more of a museum dedicated to someone who brought so much to Key West, and more-or-less founded Florida as we know it. Still worth a visit for the... More 

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Cozad, Nebraska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The information in the cabose and on film was good about him and his railroad. The little house was a nice resting stop once you climb the stairs. the "general store" is three times s big as the museum part, but they have anything you could want or need for the day. free

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We visited this museum in 2007, and loved it. It seems to have fallen on hard times, and now about 3/4 of the building is a souvenir shop. There are only a couple of videos running telling the story of the building of the railway. It's too bad, because it is such an amazing story

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Not what we were expecting. It is the small yellow itty bitty building in the background. Not the big yellow building shown in the foreground of the photos. Misleading. When we got there there wasn't anyone around who knew anything about it. Cost $3.00 to get in. So tiny. So misleading and disappointing. Could have so much better had it... More 

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Wimauma, Florida, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very interesting to learn about the overseas railroad financed by Harry Flagler! Lots of great photos and a short movie make the history of this nearly impossible feat come to life! On your way back up Highway 1, you'll look at things with a different perspective.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

While traveling with husband and a friend I bought a pkg. for places to see & on/off bus. You don't need to pay for Flagler Station. You don't need to pay for Southern Most Point. If you walk, bike or drive around you can see it all. We have interest in railways so we wanted to see what the station... More 

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Key West, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Smallest museum I've ever seen but the information is packed in there. If you're already in the area on Caroline St, it's worth a stop in there if you like key west history and railroads.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

As a train buff and having studied the Florida East Coast Railway I was looking forward to this. When we got there there was no one manning the museum. We strolled through, but pictures and exhibits are falling apart. Very disappointing - it looked as though it had been closed/deserted.

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New York
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222 reviews 222 reviews
43 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This museum is free, so we were not expecting a huge amount. What little there is on display at this museum is very interesting but it just seems rather sad that it is confined to two small buildings. This railroad and the story behind it is fascinating and a major part of Key West History. I guess the public are... More 

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This museum is two small buildings that have several pictures and a few displays. There was a television in the corner that was supposed to play a video about Flagler Station and Mr. Flagler but it wouldn't work. There was no one onsite to check the video player or to tell you any information about the museum. There's nothing wrong... More 

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