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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

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938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-7423
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938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-7423
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum a few times in the past years and most of the artifacts cannot really keep my interest for long. The stairs going down are still scary but the view on top is well worth it. The story of the men and...More

Thank DdeKerf
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Climb the 88 stairs and you'll be rewarded with a beautiful view of Key West not everyone sees. The light keepers house is a neat look back in time - and has AC so it's a great place to cool off after climbing the 88...More

Thank jennifer k
Reviewed September 27, 2016

BEAUTIFUL view! Going up is a HAVE TO. Then go to the museum afterwards to cool down, and learn about the keepers life style. Grounds amazing.

Thank Jeanie h
Reviewed September 26, 2016

A great view of Key West from the top. 88 steep little steps can be a challenge on a hot day so go early. The keepers house has nice exhibits (and A/C). A Key West must-do.

Thank Beth999
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Of course we had to go because husband's lighthouses. There were ONLY 88 steps to climb....little narrow steps on a very hot and humid day......but the view from the top (with a most lovely breeze) of the e tire area made it all worthwhile. And...More

Thank neilleann
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Climb the 88 stairs for a great view of Key West.dont forget to visit the lighthouse keepers house which shows life back when it was a working lighthouse

Thank Sue D
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Great place to visit in Key West for the best view of town. 88 steps to the top, also great museum be sure to watch the short video.

Thank Nated2519
Reviewed September 19, 2016

The view from the top of the lighthouse is very nice. The keeper's house is small but does have some very nice antiques and a lot of info.

Thank AvidTraveler6568
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Once you get to the top of the lighthouse you can feel the history of all of the ships that depended on that one beacon of light to guide them in. Not bad price wise.

Thank Ptoney
Reviewed September 17, 2016

We stopped at the lighthouse museum on the way out of town on our last day. This lighthouse has 88 steps to the top and rewards you with wonderful views of the island. There is also a museum in the old keepers quarters that is...More

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Leila K
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Response from walm1331 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $10 a person. However, I am a Coast Guard Veteran and they admitted me and my family for free.
March 18, 2017|
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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.
February 24, 2017|
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Response from StevefromExeter | Reviewed this property |
The stairs are very very narrow, it can be a little frightening passing someone going the opposite direction. There's really no where to stop to rest. But I wouldn't necessarily say it's really steep.