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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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Robert The Doll

We went at night with a tour when the museum was closed but we were allowed to see Robert The Doll... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2017
Muffarah M
Fairfax, Virginia
I don't even know what to say

You enter the gift shop to pay and you are given 2 laminated sheets with info on it. You walk... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
Maryann W
Arlington, Texas
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  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (22 reviews)
“ghost tour” (25 reviews)
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3501 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-5209
+1 305-296-3913
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

We went at night with a tour when the museum was closed but we were allowed to see Robert The Doll, who is supposed to be haunted/cursed. The place is old, which added to the scare, there are some gardens and a courtyard. Behind The...More

Thank Muffarah M
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

You enter the gift shop to pay and you are given 2 laminated sheets with info on it. You walk though a black curtain and get hit by a wall of heat. This place is not air conditioned and it was HOT! There are some...More

Thank Maryann W
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

I had wanted stop here for years! But I would miss out...they close at 4. The cashier was so helpful explaining how we should take the fort in! The fort is so nicely persevered! Well worth a visit and a great look at the locals...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Interesting place - didn't love the Robert the doll feature - was creepy. On the way out at night we took many pictures and believe we got a ghost on film - quiet museum but interesting!

Thank Jenofwaukesha
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Were unable to go into this museum as we arrived too late. A lot to see outside though. We had already read about "Robert the Doll" and his many escapades so were disappointed in missing "meeting" him......but, maybe just as well.

Thank Katherine G
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Very reasonable price. They have three museum in one price which is good especially if your planning to stay for few days in key west. Or just one admission for one museum to visit is also reasonable. Good sightseeing place.

Thank Mary Q
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

History buffs will thoroughly enjoy this museum, occupying an unfinished fort dating from the1860's. Each room explored a different part of the island's past. I liked seeing the actual tools used for industries such a sponge collecting and cigar rolling. There is an actual very...More

Thank Navy92a
Reviewed April 21, 2017

A great visit on a cloudy day. While biking stopped for a visit and was extremely surprised with the development of the gardens It was relaxing and one of the best 'free' tours. Every donated 'penny' is well worth it.

Thank Janet P
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Pretty small fort by most standards. It has 'Rob the Doll' which you really have to check out for yourself, creepy, to say the least. Some old exhibits and the fort itself is a quick tour

Thank JeffGL
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Fort was in good shape. Currently under minor renovation to be ADA compliance. Artifacts of the Civil War. Placards to read about era. Antiques of times, carved out canoe, haunted doll and replicas. The museum went beyond civil war and time period. In addition to...More

Thank Steve K
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September 15, 2017|
Response from Joan R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. No live cams are running...no power. My bet is they did! They have seen a lot of storms! 🙏 for key west!
Faith G
May 29, 2017|
Response from NCpanther67 | Reviewed this property |
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
Megan C
July 11, 2016|
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Response from HavenCt | Reviewed this property |
They take credit cards