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“Great view of Key West” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum
938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
305-194-0012
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Great view of Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Worth visiting if only for the fantastic view of Key West. But be warned - the climb is not for everyone. The steps are small, steep, and winding and you have to be especially careful walking down from the top of the lighthouse. And be careful of passing others on the narrow steps. But the view is well worth the effort of the climb! Nice attraction to visit!

Visited November 2012
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“After Hemingway House, cross the street to the Lighthouse...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It is said that Hemingway wrote a couple of his works looking out at this lighthouse as it is directly across the street from his writing area. Takes a bit to walk to the top. maybe 100 stairs so if you don;t like tight places and heights forget it. BUT, once you get to the top you can see ALL of Key West. Great to watch the sunset from and finish off your day!

Visited September 2012
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“great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

the light house was an great place to tour and interesting place to visit. the cost of the admission is well worth it. The views from the top of the lighthouse are awesome!

Visited November 2012
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“A world above”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The museum is a very interesting collection of artifacts relating the history of the lighthouse and Key West. The video is a very informative and concise history of Key West, it's lighthouses and shipping hazards, only taking a few minutes to watch.

The view from the top of the lighthouse is beautiful so have a camera but the hike to the top is a steep, narrow, spiral staircase, not well suited for people with health issues. Keep children well in hand. There is only one place, almost at the top, for passing other guests. Take it slow and easy because it is physically demanding but well worth the climb. Awesome views of Key West and the surrounding blue waters.

I have to say I was there when no cruise ships were in port so it was nice to be one of only 6 people on the grounds. I'm sure it's not always that quiet and serene. The pinnacle is a world above the din below.

Visited October 2012
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“Great view, average museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

This place is worth visiting for the terrific view from the top of the lighthouse but the small museum, save for one very good video about the history of the lighthouse and its predecessor, is a little disappointing.

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