Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery
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Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").
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StangChik72
Dallas, TX70 contributions
Peaceful....
Oct 2021
The Key West Cemetery is located near our hotel and, ironically, was perfect for a peaceful morning walk. The cemetery is well maintained and we enjoyed reading the stones and watching the chickens and iguanas scamper around. Definitely worth a visit.
Written November 13, 2021
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PongoFortMyers
Fort Myers7 contributions
Peaceful not spooky or creepy
Oct 2021
We took a walk around the cemetery, it is so historical with a peaceful vibe - it is interesting how they stack the vaults to save space.
Written October 24, 2021
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paladin11
San Jose, CA100 contributions
Not a lot to see
Oct 2021
Great to find bit of peace in a noisy party city. Hot, humid day and almost no shade in the cemetery. Googled info before going so had a bit of background on some of the people. A guided tour might be advised. Lots of huge iguanas slithering about. Little artistic architecture. Lots of older graves but without history of the person......
Written October 20, 2021
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Sherry J
The Villages, FL26 contributions
Home to huge Iguanas
Sep 2021
Very interesting, do to the water table the graves are above ground. If you like to stroll thru cemeteries this one has a lot of old families to see.
Written September 23, 2021
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Kristen D
Saint Louis, MO14 contributions
Spirits and Lizards, Oh My!
Sep 2021
It's hard to review this place. On one hand, it was very peaceful and incredibly interesting. On the other, it was also very sad to see the state of many of the graves and plots. Many of the stones are broken/chipped and the grass is overgrown almost everywhere.

If you're not interested in graves, there is a plethora of reptiles to see, from tiny lizards to giant iguanas. I was walking alone in the cemetery and constantly heard rustling noises around me. Were they spirits or little green creatures? Who knows???

A heads up - it can get very hot in the sun so make sure you wear a hat or bring a portable fan.
Written September 23, 2021
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adcrumpton
Phoenix, AZ134 contributions
Worth the walk
Sep 2021
Part of the coolness of this site was getting there, walking through neighborhoods that we likely wouldn't have seen otherwise. If you stop just outside the gates, there's a rack on a building with a walking tour. It is rather fascinating the various ways people chose to commemorate their loved ones with statues, above ground crypts, decorative elements. We saw a huge iguana under a tree, and found the history and architectural elements of the cemetery fascinating.
Tip: Be sure to grab water for the walk and during your visit especially if it's hot.
Written September 20, 2021
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL3,751 contributions
Fascinating Historic Cemetery
Jul 2021 • Solo
I walked by part of the Key West Cemetery after hours. Many old monuments and mausoleums are visible. Some of Key West’s iconic roosters and chickens were walking around among the headstones. It’s an interesting place if you have time to pass through.
Written September 5, 2021
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Taylor M
8 contributions
Interesting place
May 2021 • Couples
We walked past several times on our way back to our room and really enjoyed reading the names on the stones through the fence. One day, we rented bicycles and took a ride inside the cemetery, which was very open, quiet, and nice to look at.
Written July 26, 2021
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Cheryl K
4 contributions
Nice
Jun 2021
If you are interested in history then this is a pleasant (and sad) place to stroll around. It doesn't take long, it's very quiet and, if you know some Key West history, it even more. Not really interesting for children
Written June 17, 2021
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Sbsmom999
77 contributions
Such a fun thing.....
Jun 2021
This place was very interesting. We walked around and looked at the headstones. THey had a memorial for NAVY men killed on a ship. One grave stone said "see I told you I was sick". We just laughed . We are going to adopt an anonymous grave. It was sad to see some that didn't have claim.
Written June 10, 2021
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