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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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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Great little museum!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bill W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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delray beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to Key West many times but had never made time to visit the fort. What we found was a pleasant surprise. There's an area of Key West artifacts that gives a good glimpse of how Key West pioneers lived. There's also a gallery of Keys Junkyard Art. Pretty cool .....literally. It's the only air conditioned area of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had taken a Ghost Tour in Key West, and learned lots of cool stuff! One of the stories was of a doll named Robert, who was a real character! We were interested in seeing him "in the flesh" so to speak, we did the tour at the museum. And there he was in all his glory! If you go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum of key west history and the quirkiness of Key West itself. A great ocean view from the rooftop stand. And you have to see the eerie Robert the Doll!

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Basic and no tours . This is not great value for money and a bit weird. Almost as if your granny has put together a few bits and pieces and opened her house.

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