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Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum
281 Front Street, Key West, FL 30040
305-295-6616
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Ranked #45 of 185 things to do in Key West
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Westerville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

this was a very pleasant surprise. in a very touristy area one does not expect to find a museum like this. interesting art on the first floor and then history display on the second floor. great little film about the building of Flagler rr, information on Hemingway's life including his WWI uniform still blood stained. I would recommend this to anyone who is tired of the crowds on Duval and wants a dose of history and art in a quiet atmosphere.

Visited February 2013
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Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Well worth seeing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This was a beautiful building that we've enjoyed looking at from the outside for 10 years. Last week we finally took the time to see inside and were completely satisfied. The paintings of local artists were very stunning and the history exhibits were outstanding. The temperature inside the building was cool and refreshing while you stroll from one display to the other. There was an exhibit and a movie presentation about Henry Flagler and his railroad which we thoroughly enjoyed. We will go back again and highly recommend it to anyone interested in beautiful art and the history of Key West!

Visited February 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Nice Attraction... History Is Best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This was a very nice attraction that is in a historic public building downtown. We paid a fair admission and looked at the art on the first floor. At that point we were somewhat disappointed. But we went to the second floor and spent much more time finding out about the history of Key West and specifically on the railroad and road development from the mainland. The historic documents and pictures were very informative as well as the short video. We were both very pleased with the attraction. Small but well organized.

Visited January 2013
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Carlisle, Pa
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The building is beautiful. The displays are so informative. History at its best. Art on the 1st floor,
history on 2nd floor. Plenty to do and see in this area. Mallory Square and Harry Truman complex. Well worth the time and money.

Visited January 2013
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Big Pine Key, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Changing exhibits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This museum has some really fun exhibits. There are statues outside by Seward Johnson that are life-sized (some larger) that are a must see. Occasionally they will have a display inside by him as well, if you time your visit right. The inside exhibits change frequently, so you never know what you will see, but most of the time it is worth the admission price

Visited December 2012
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