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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: 305 292 6718
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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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A mile walk from our hotel in the southernmost area. Worth a visit to see the old tombs. The Maine monument was beautiful. Disappointed in the upkeep of the cemetery. Self... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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MCGAHEYSVILLE
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are an odd bunch so we did take the trek to the cemetery and are so glad we did. Was very interesting and there were many sights to behold. We searched out the local celebrities as all would but the "common" graves were the best. Only wish we could have done so in the nighttime. Would have put the... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is the oldest cemetery of its kind in the United States and is worth the journey through the tombs.

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Thank Bob M
Morganton, North Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you really want to learn the names of original ole Key West people, ride your bike thru the cemetary. Grave stones way back into the 1800's. Beautifully maintained. I think I remember reading it's 17 acres? and in Key West, 17 acres might as well be 17,000 anywhere else. Enjoyed our self guided tour very much

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Thank Suttonsmimi
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A mile walk from our hotel in the southernmost area. Worth a visit to see the old tombs. The Maine monument was beautiful. Disappointed in the upkeep of the cemetery. Self guided map available.

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Thank Tracey S
Land O Lakes, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from our hotel on Simonton St which was a few blocks away. The cemetery is old with graves dating back to the 1800's. A number of crypts are above ground do the water table. A short walk around the grounds and you get a sense of the history of Key West. It's also a good place to see... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very tranquil walk through the cemetery will bring to mind the Key West of the 1800's. I was amazed about the condition of some of the plots (how they were sinking into the ground), but I enjoyed walking around and reading the headstones. Alert: if you are scared of iguana, be prepared as they are everywhere in the cemetery.... More 

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For obvious reasons, many people who are buried here are in crypts or mausoleums above ground. The sculpture and stonework is very unusual.

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Thank susan k
Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old cemetery still in use today for above-ground burials. Lots of very old tombstones, many with unusual sayings. "See I told you I was sick" "At least I know where you're sleeping tonight" Black wrought-iron fence all the way around it, very pretty. Great place to spend an afternoon although not much of it is shaded. And it's free!

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Thank FLGal1980
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We slowly road our bikes through the cemetery, reading so many of the odd and interesting epitaphs. I found it odd that so many of the graves were in such disrepair, I am surprised the city doesn't take better care of the cemetery, but we did enjoy looking at the numerous different types of crypts, tombs and reading the inscriptions.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

My wife and I get to the Keys as often as we can and one of our highlights is spending time strolling through the Key West Cemetery. There is such a deep history revealed walking through this beautiful location and you learn a lot about the times, people and diversity of this great Island Nation know as the Conch Republic.... More 

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