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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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Interesting history of Key West

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4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Assigning ratings isn't the easiest thing to do. Do you rate based on the location, or using some kind of global standard? Do you compare this museum to the greatest museums in the US? the World? Or do you compare it relative to other attractions in the local area? I'm going with the latter, and saying that you really should... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went here with a friend. Admission only $10, but they offered student and military discounts. The museum has 3 floors, and after an hour in the museum, they closed at 4:30 so we didn't get to see the third floor. What we did get to see was very cool, an exhibit on Key West during the Civil War, a display... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

They had a lot of nice statues that were neat including an older lady carrying a bag of groceries and a couple that's dancing in historical outfit. The Hemingway display with several of his items was interesting and some other things of the local history of Key West area were included. Nice to visit in heat of afternoon.

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Port Saint Lucie, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You can visit this museum in under 2 hours. My personal reason for visiting was to see the Flagler Overseas Railroad exhibit but also enjoyed the other displays. There is a rotating exhibit downstairs that, at the time we were there, was the photography of Arthur Rothstein when he was on assignment in Key West in 1938. Fort Zachary Taylor... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Seeing the statues outside was great and free. I felt the inside museum was just fair and not really worth it to me. The drawings that were done of Hemingways book, The old Man and the Sea, were fantastic but that's all that interested me.

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Miramar, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The lady at the front desk was not very friendly, we couldn't bring in our 15 pound dog. I waited in the lobby while my huaband went in. He thought it was boring exibits. Diffently not worth ten buck's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful space with two floors of Key West history displays. Most impressive are Hemingway's military uniform and Guy Harvey's original sketches based on the Old Man and the Sea.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We arrived 20 minutes before closing time & were met with an officious & unwelcoming female at the ticket desk. We reluctantly left, disappointed, and went to the nearby Little White House, which was fascinating and delightful. If you're short of time, give the Museum a miss and go to one of Key West's great historic houses!

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A lot of historical information on Key West history. Very educational to see the different areas over the history of Key West.

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Monroe, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There was a lot of construction to the building when we were there. Ok for a rainy day activity but feel no need to go again.

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Address: 281 Front Street, Key West, FL 30040
Phone Number: 305-295-6616
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West

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