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Key West Cemetery

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Address: 701 Passover Lane, Margaret and Angela Streets, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number:
+1 305-292-6718
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g.,...

A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").

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Step into Key West's past and meet its characters

You can learn a lot about a city's past just by walking through its cemetery and Key West is no exception. This is a fantastic cemetery and to really make your walk worthwhile... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The character of Key West comes alive in this old cemetery. Not maudlin at all, just interesting and piquing to the imagination.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I like to judge a community by the quality of the local cemetery. I often find that the cemetery provides one of the best ways to get a sense of local culture. This cemetery is right in the middle of town. Unfortunately the general and individual maintenance is wanting. With few trees and no benches for sitting/reflection, my stay was... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting visit. We were informed by our scooter rental guy we should visit the Cemetery. I was very happy we took the time to do so. The graves are above ground (due to being on the Island) and the sites are categorized by Catholics, Jewish, etc.. There were a few humorous epitaphs that have interesting stories behind them.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can learn a lot about a city's past just by walking through its cemetery and Key West is no exception. This is a fantastic cemetery and to really make your walk worthwhile, stop at the little foundation building at the entrance and pick up a self guided tour map - it will give you background on some of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something to do away from the bustle of Duvall St. The cemetery is a really interesting piece of Key West history. Worth the trek.

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South Acworth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place with a lot of vaults and a memorial to the Maine, the ship that mysteriously blew up in Havana harbor to get the US into the Spanish American War. Located at a "dead end" road.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old cemeteries are fascinating to begin with and this one does not disappoint. I did not take a tour specifically on the cemetery, but decided to visit and just walk around the cemetery on a free morning I had. Important tip...get a map at the front office! Thanks to Trip Advisor, I had found out about some interesting graves and... More 

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niagara falls, ontario, canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting history surrounding this area of Key West. All above ground due to the hard coral bedrock underneath. Some of the headstones contain very humorous statements.

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Florida, null, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at the old above ground sites, one can appreciate the short lives others have had. Many founding family names, pleasant walking or biking couple of hours.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Key West cemetery is very cool. Be sure to look for the sailors from the 'Maine' battleship, there is a section dedicated to them. You may see an iguana or two, so don't be scared.

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