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Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum

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Address: 281 Front Street, Key West, FL 30040
Phone Number: 305-295-6616
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Nice little museum

Nice place to step out of the Key West Fray. More history than Art. Very nice exhibit on the old railway bridge. Worth a pop in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice place to step out of the Key West Fray. More history than Art. Very nice exhibit on the old railway bridge. Worth a pop in.

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Grasonville, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Go their to see the Civil War Ft. Taylor ,and KW history. The art both in and out of the building fun.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This excellent two-story museum is a welcome respite from the somewhat carnival-like atmosphere outside their door. There are a few places from which a visitor can learn about Key West's fascinating history and this is the best one. The exhibits are very professional and informative. Key West, Florida is a community unlike any other, and this museum gives you an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were unlucky enough to be in Key West when the weather was bad recently - very cold and an icy wind and found ourselves outside the Custom House. The statue outside is engaging (a huge couple dancing - see other reviews) so we went inside. What an entertaining two hours we had (and we could easily have stayed much... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Special exhibit about Lilly Pulitzer prints which used to be made there I believe. Old Man and the Sea artwork exhibit going up the stairs.and several other interesting exhibits all in a lovely preserved building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Some really interesting pictures and information about Ernest Hemingway contained in one of the exhibits here. Lots of information about the Civil War blockade for Civil War buffs. Loved the carved paintings by Sanchez. Folk art at its most delightful. History of the building of the seven mile bridge railway by Henry Flagler. Really fascinating.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My only regret was my visit to Key West was just a one day pass.I loved every moment I spent in this Museum. The exhibits were very interesting and I spent more than an hour browsing and learning so much more than I the entrance fee allowed. I seriously need to get back to Key West.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Key West Art and Historical Society Is conveniently located in what originally was the Custom House. We especially enjoyed the sculptures that were outside. (If nudity does not bother you, you might want to walk behind the building.)

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Centrally located, the Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum will fill you in on Key West's history, significant citizens and a host of other interesting and important facts that will help you understand and enjoy the past and present Key West. Notable people include Ernest Hemingway. The impressive collection of photographs and facts will wet your interest... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This has a very good exhibit about the Railway that was built by Flagler down to the Keys and other exhibits about the history of the area

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