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Fort East Martello Museum

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3501 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-5209
+1 305-296-3913
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Came for Robert enjoyed the Rest

We come to see the infamous Robert but really enjoyed the entire museum. It is small so not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jade R
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Robert the Doll

We caught this museum on the Ghost Tour. Robert the Doll is creepy. The tour was fun. You ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TeeQ2015
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Bradenton, Florida
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
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3501 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-5209
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+1 305-296-3913
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to see the infamous Robert but really enjoyed the entire museum. It is small so not overwhelming and the architecture of the fort is really something in itself. Climbing to the top of the citadel was really cool.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught this museum on the Ghost Tour. Robert the Doll is creepy. The tour was fun. You ride on a open air trolley and learn about the paranormal history of Key West. We did the 9:30 tour and enjoy a bit of ambiance!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that most people come to this museum just to see Robert the Doll and he is as mysterious as history would expect but there is so much more to see. The fort itself is from the civil war time and is preserved rather...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This museum houses a lot of pieces of history from Key West. And if you've ever been on a ghost tour you need to stop in and see Robert the doll. Be sure you ask permission Before you take a picture.

1  Thank Cathy L
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We wanted to check this place out during the daylight hours as we were on a tour the night before and drove by this place. A lot of unique history here along with Robert the Doll. A word to the wise...be respectful to Robert!!

Thank MelissaN46706
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Civil War and the Spanish American each had their time and place here. Considering its age this Fort has held up remarkably. Some of the walls are 5 feet thick. “Robert” the doll resides here. There are remants of the Indians, those from Cuba, wet...More

Thank VickiD835
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Like many people, I came here mainly to see Robert the Doll. I have always been interested in odd and off the beaten path attractions. After listening to stories about Robert for a while now, I was so fascinated by seeing him sitting there in...More

Thank BZimm08
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I visited the museum during a day trip to Key West and it was my absolute favorite place. Robert the Doll is it's most famous exhibit and not only did I see him but across from him was an old hearse that was used in...More

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Went here as part of a night tour, great history and story and of course there's Robert, a day or night visit is a must

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We visited Robert the Doll on a ghost tour (separate review) and already had the location on our to do list so went back during the day close to opening time. It is an interesting place to learn about the history of the area and...More

Thank loribledsoe
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dacranjel
September 15, 2017|
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Response from Debbie G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Robert is in an old fort, but it's built rather tough. Plus, he's inside a glass dome, so he would have been safe either way. Robert's been around a long, long time. I'm sure he can pretty much survive anything. :O
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May 29, 2017|
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Stanley Joseph Papi Born in Canada and Raised in Illinois. After Military service he settled in Key Largo, and started a welding business that serviced all of the Keys. But disturbed the neighbors with his crazy gaudy art... More
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They take credit cards
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