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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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We are on vacation in wide Key West and decided to improve our culture a bit, this museum had a lot to offer and was very interesting. When in Key West and if you need a break... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We are on vacation in wide Key West and decided to improve our culture a bit, this museum had a lot to offer and was very interesting. When in Key West and if you need a break, give it a try.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This museum is another major attraction in Key West! If you do not have enough time to stroll along its two floors or is not in the mood for museums, just make a quick stop and visit its gardens and open-air (funny) sculptures. The building itself - historical and renovated - is probably the most beautiful construction in the whole... More 

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Interesting place, very touristy, long drive from SoBe, but found it great. This museum is small, but very nice and good place for stop and good location surrounded by resto and shopping place.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

They change the exhibits on the first floor often. We enjoy Hemingway and Civil War history and those were the special exhibits when we were there. There is a lot of history in Key West and this museum is a great way to see and read about all aspects of Key West history including Flagler and the railroad, the ship... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My wife and I could have stayed in this place for several hours, it was so interesting. We love history and this place was loaded with information and photos. Unfortunately, we were with friends that are not so interested which meant we had to curtail our visit. We will be going back sometime (just the 2 of us) for a... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A well restored historical museum with great local history in the center of town. Many fun sculptures and photo ops. Worth a visit.

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wonderful exhibit that has you reliving important segments of Key West history. Particularly fascinating is the Guy Harvey art display showing Hemingway fishing scenes. The building and exhibit rooms are very nicely planned, with traffic patterns so well thought out. Surrounding the building are beautiful statues you will love.

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Rockford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the building in Key West that is surrounded by all of the statues (mostly by Seward Johnson), the largest being the one in front of the building of a huge couple dancing that comes right out of a famous Renoir painting. After its stints as the Customs House, Post Office, and District Courthouse, “Old 91” became the base... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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