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San Carlos Institute

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Rich in History

Great historic building, well preserved and good restored, rich in documents about Key west and... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Coral Gables, Florida
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Worth a visit

A great restoration and wonderful exhibits be sure to stop and see this great take on history. We... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
New Port Richey, Florida
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Dedicated to help preserve the language, cultural values and democratic ideals of the Cuban people.
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516 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
+1 305-294-3887
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Great historic building, well preserved and good restored, rich in documents about Key west and Cuba. I definitely recommend to visit this magnificent place, the volunteers (who greeting the visitors) had a good knowledge about the building and key west, and admission is free, this...More

Thank Pedro28561
Reviewed September 22, 2018

A great restoration and wonderful exhibits be sure to stop and see this great take on history. We live near Tampa and the Cuban connection of Key West and our home are very interesting. There was a great photographic exhibit of the Cuban cemetery tombs...More

Thank Gator58
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This was my first stop at the San Carlos Instituto on Duval St. even though I have been in Key West many times. The Institute is full of history and culture. During the year there are many performances in the wonderful auditorium ranging from big...More

Thank dmjcamera
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The San Carlos Institute is in a lovely building right on Duval Street. I stopped in one day to get out of the heat. There was a gentleman seated at the front door but he offered no information as I came in. There are a...More

Thank Piacentina
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This museum is absolutely incredible. As a Cuban American, it was an amazing experience to see artifacts from Cuba prior to Castro's Revolution. The Museum is housed in a beautiful building, and the one who runs the museum is a human encyclopedia. The museum features...More

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed November 17, 2017

The San Carlos Institute is without a doubt one of the finest Architectural Museums in Key West with the rich Cuban History fill the walls of this Magnificent Structure it is a MUST SEE, for visitors.... From it's Beginnings with Cuban Educator and Revolutionary Jose'...More

Thank Gary E
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Seems like Cubans figure everything out ahead of the curve. Beautiful building. The gentleman who was sitting there took a lot of time telling us about the building and the history of Cuba.

1  Thank Robert V
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

A must see for first generation Cubans!!! My girlfriend is Cuban and thoroughly enjoyed this along with her family. It is only open I believe once a week so you will have to try and catch the doors open. I believe your best bet is...More

1  Thank Ty S
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Stop in to the San Carlos Institute and learn more about Cuban history and how it is tied to the Key West area. While you are there make a donation as it is run by voluntters.

1  Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place packed with history! Well worth going in and I learned so much more than I thought I knew. A/C is cold and even better if it's raining out! Very interesting!

2  Thank PensacolaBeach
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