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Fort East Martello Museum

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Address: 3501 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-5209
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Sculpture garden was cool

The grounds were historic and take time to read the placards to learn about the history of this fort. The displays were interesting, Robert the doll gives the museum an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
jilejon
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Gilbert, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The old civil war era fort was an interesting structure but the artifacts on display were mostly a mismatched collection of old stuff from different periods. Since I have seen other old forts, I thought the visit was mostly a waste of time and money.

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Camden, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A limited, but interesting display of things related to Key West's history, not necessarily the fort's. Pleasant knowledgeable staff and currently, an excellent display of "Junk Yard" art.

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Ilwaco, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad I stopped here, as it’s pretty unassuming to drive by it. From the very friendly front desk person to the multitude and variety of displays to the wanders of the fort inner yard, this is a very interesting museum.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The grounds were historic and take time to read the placards to learn about the history of this fort. The displays were interesting, Robert the doll gives the museum an interesting and creepy spin. There was a temporary metal sculpture display which as really cool to learn about. Don't forget to ask Robert for permission to take his picture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We stopped by here on a bike ride, and we only had to pay 1/2 price, as they were partially closed for renovations. It was interesting seeing the many displays!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Was a great museum for what we could see with all the construction going on. They have an enormous gift shop with a great variety of items. We only had to pay 1/2 price due to construction which was fair!

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Sorrento, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Stopped by on whim and was a good way to spend an hour. It is being renovated so the cost is half price, ( $5.00). It's interesting and cool on a hot day.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

It was half closed for construction when we went this last time. It was also half price though, so that was fair. Robert the Doll was cool as usual. I would wait for the big re-opening after renovations to see the fort in all its splendour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We went on the Old Town Trolley tour of Key West and this was one of the stops. My family love to visit forts so even though we were encouraged to stay on the tour, we got off to have a look. I am glad we did. One of the smaller forts we have been to and more of a... More 

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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Not a bad bike ride from old town! Worth the trip. Lots of reading. No led tour groups or employees except when you enter. Look for huge iguanas on the outside walls!

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