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Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum

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We really enjoyed being at the Customs House in Key West. The Hemingway exhibit with Guy Harvey’s... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
HoovRebbaJ
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A great place -- its stands out as a main center point for the entire area, especially from a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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All reviews guy harvey old man and the sea henry flagler beautiful building overseas railroad civil war uss maine interesting exhibits changing exhibits flagler's railroad old customs house spanish american war front street on display gift shop couple of hours great history
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed being at the Customs House in Key West. The Hemingway exhibit with Guy Harvey’s drawings accompanying excerpts from The Old Man and the Sea were fantastic and the exhibit of Henry Flagler and the building of the railroad to Key West so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place -- its stands out as a main center point for the entire area, especially from a Cruise Port perspective. Its a great meeting place too ! The interior is quite nice with lots of themed events and information for the public.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am planning to return to Key West in 2019 and hope to see more of this museum...my photos are from past trips so the sculpture outside appears to be newer in other photos, but I loved the sculpture I photographed when there several years...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum situated in the old Customs House - so history from the get-go! Great exhibit of Guy Harvey’s drawings of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea The train exhibit is fabulous- the explanations and photographs of the construction of the railway and the awful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has interesting pieces of the history of Key West as well and to my surprise Guy Harvey art and designs are located on the walls going up the stairs telling a story of an old fisherman battle with a blue Marlin ohhhh by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

We love to explore museums of local history, so a couple of hours spent here was definitely worth our time. We loved the life sized outdoor sculptures, and also the narrative tribute to the drawings of Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea." the narrative...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

You can’t miss this red brick building! It’s more the noticeable since it’s bigger then most houses/buildings in Key West. Very interesting displays, we particularly liked the “Henry Flagler” railroad epic, what an undertaking, building a railroad across the Florida Keys.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

This place was a nice quiet place to get a little history and get out of the sun. We learned a little about Key West and saw a lot of interesting exhibits.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

If you want to learn a lot about Key West and its history, you so need to go to this museum. It was amazing and loved all the history and learned a lot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisa F
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place but we’re glad we did. Particularly the railroad presentation was interesting and extremely well presented. The lady at the front desk was very polite. It’s a beautiful building as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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mrsrempe
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Jill L | Reviewed this property |
$10 general admission
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SCVoyager
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Jill L | Reviewed this property |
All three museums are open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas) from 9:30AM to 4:30PM.
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KathyS907
November 1, 2016|
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Response from Rhonda123itsme | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You'll be thoroughly immersed in the Old Man and the Sea vis a vis the pen and ink drawings that line the walls of the interior staircase. A room or two is dedicated to his time there, too. Enjoy!
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