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Fort East Martello Museum

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Address: 3501 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-5209
Phone Number: 305-296-3913
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Good little museum

So we went just to see Robert the Doll, and this part of the exhibition was good as was the main corridor of exhibitions, finding out about the local history is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
wildybeast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we went just to see Robert the Doll, and this part of the exhibition was good as was the main corridor of exhibitions, finding out about the local history is always worthwhile We were unsure of the exhibits in the main tower or the annexe however which just seem the display of an art collection and sculptures in scrap... More 

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great time at this historical location. Naturally, the structure of the fort is amazing in and of itself. The displays are all super nice quality and the history is very interesting. We loved meeting 'Robert The Doll' after seeing an episode on Ghost Adventures about him. His display is quite mesmerizing. We were respectful... More 

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marlton nj
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Art made from junk is not on my radar. And I am not remotely interested in the carney shill over a doll. The West Martello has it all over this one. It is free and as home of the Key West Garden Club: it is beautiful. Save your money.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like the strange and wacky and a little bit of history, stop by! It's kind of a hodgepodge of things, most notably Robert the Doll. There an attached art gallery that takes you under the fort (great in the heat of summer) and you can climb the top of the fort and step out onto the roof. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little museum away from the crowds. Had a relaxing time looking looking at all the obejects and description of life in Key West in days past. There is also some really nice junkyard art to look at from a key Artist on display now. Climbing to the top on the inner building gave some nice ocean views to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Martello Museum is home to Robert The Doll. Roberts old home was The Artists house, where he lived before. When you go to visit Robert it is a very spooky experience and you will be sure to get the hebbie jeebies!!!! He is a spooky haunted doll and he seems to watch your every move. After seeing Robert we... More 

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Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent history, exhibits and gift shop. Most is not air conditioned. Amazing view from the top exterior lookout to watch planes depart from the airport.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go to this museum, be sure to be polite to Robert and ask his permission before taking a photo. If you like interesting art, check out the Stanley Papio exhibit on junkyard art. Several large Iguanas live behind the museum and my kids had fun looking for them.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you have extra time and are looking for a bit more of Key West history and some odd art, go here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I would characterize this place as CUTE. This girl that checked us in gave us a run down of the history of the place,and the necessary information about Robert the Doll, the reason I came here. It was worth the $10 for me, to see Robert. Great staff, cute place, but not a whole lot to see. If your coming... More 

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