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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Operated by the Key West Art & Historical Society, the Keys oldest cultural non-profit. The mission of the Key West Art & Historical Society is to preserve the culture of the Florida Keys through exhibiting and displaying regional art, architecture...more
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Great views of Key West. The self guided tour was fun and enjoyable. Being able to look out from the top was beautiful. The stairs up to the top was easy for us, but a bit dizzying (going round and round). The person at the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The view from the top is fantastic. This place can easily take an hour or two to view all it has to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over $10 for a 30 second view? really? skip this waste of time & money and get yourself a nice frosty Pina colada instead!More

Date of experience: May 2019
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KWAHS, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. The mission of the Key West Art & Historical Society is the preservation, restoration and education related to historically significant properties and topics of the Florida Keys. All proceeds generated go to the maintenance and preservation of this historic iconic...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lighthouse is 88 (I’m pretty sure) steep spiral stairs to the top. It’s a bit of a climb with a flat platform to rest and breathe for a moment part way up (but no room and no place to sit). It also allows you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have given this a higher rating but the lighthouse is difficult to navigate if there is any sort of crowd as the stairs are very narrow and steep. Also the observations platform is quite open and I would not recommend if for young...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not planning to visit this attraction when in Key West, but we found ourselves with some spare time and decided to give it a quick try. The climb to the top of the lighthouse is a fun spiral staircase, although could be challenging...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A climb of 88 spiral stairs gets you to the top of this historic site. It's well worth it for the view, although if you are of a weighty disposition you may find it impossible given the narrow dimensions of the staircase. Entrance to the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I went here while visiting Key West. The lady at the ticket counter was rude toward my mother who was asking questions and had a very bad attitude. My mom and I decided not to waste money buying tickets here. The lady...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FreckleTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really surprised that this light house is located near the center of town, and surrounded by homes. I was informed that no, you cannot see Cuba from the light house! But it is always nice to visit a light house, and you wont...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a beautiful light house and an excellent opportunity for a scenic photo. You can also pay a small fee and walk up to the top for more photo opportunities.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Leila K | Reviewed this property |
I do not know but I know much of Duvall ST. survived the storm
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Response from Pamela M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes there is a fee for the lighthouse. It costs $10. to go in the lighthouse & museum. There are 80-90 steps to the top, where you can go outside and walk around the top of the lighthouse. It is a narrow stairway... More
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Curiosity551354 | Reviewed this property |
Unlike some of the other light houses this one does not have landings to rest on. I have a bad back and weak legs, and asthma, it was a struggle for me but i made it and it was well worth the struggle.