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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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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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It may be a bit of a walk, perhaps rent a scooter and see all the fun sites the same day. The cemetery is easily accessible and loaded with interesting tombstones and monuments... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mommy2scarlett
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RTP, NC
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Buffalo, New York
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is not your ordinary cemetery! We rented bikes and strolled slowly through looking at all the aged headstones, beautiful fauna, and iguanas crawling out of broken tombstones. It is amazing. There are some very interesting headstones. It is quiet, take your time!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it is is definitely the creepiest cemetery we have ever been in. All of the above ground caskets and pictures are unbelievable ! Some of them date back to the 1800s you can feel the history as you walk through. Not sure I would want to be in there when the sun went down. Not what you think about when... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We actually went back two times ... we were intrigued with how old it was and all the iguanas that were roaming around ...

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RTP, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It may be a bit of a walk, perhaps rent a scooter and see all the fun sites the same day. The cemetery is easily accessible and loaded with interesting tombstones and monuments. Many free range chickens run the grounds. Take water.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cemetery in Key West is well worth the walk. There are numerous angels see, and the monument to the Maine is interesting as well. Tip - you will walk in full sun, so check hours as early or later in the day may be best.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to be reminded of the history behind Key West - many very old tombstones with quirky sayings and decorations - some memorials dating back to the Civil War - reminded me of New Orleans cemetaries with many above ground tombs and large family burial sites

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the resting place is our grandmother. She died at the age of 33 and we visit and bring her flowers every visit to Key West. We spend lots of time walking and reading the markets. The are so very interesting and they also tell stories. This place is a must for every visitor.

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Darlington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery is GIGANTIC! We spent over an hour (in the heat yet) because it is so full of interesting above-ground grave stones, crypts, etc. Making it more interesting and fun were the countless lizards and iguanas who call this cemetery home. If you have not seen any during your Key West stay, you now know where to find them.... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love old cemeteries. That sounds odd , I'm sure but I find them fascinating and rich In history. This one is well worth taking some time to tour. Very safe too.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting for what we saw. Missed half due to showers. Easy walk from most of old town. Some very unique carvings Very well kept for its age. Next time at least a few hours

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