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Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum

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281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-8313
+1 305-295-6616
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Great museum

Very interesting with exhibits on the role of the navy in Key West, the U.S.S. Maine and Spanish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Metairie, Louisiana
Fascinating museum and enjoyable self-guided tour

The Custom House was built in 1891 and was a major part of the Mallory seaport at Key West. As a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-8313
+1 305-295-6616
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting with exhibits on the role of the navy in Key West, the U.S.S. Maine and Spanish - American war, Henry Flagler and the railroad, and the construction of the highway. Great presentation of the history of the area.

Thank mroadking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Custom House was built in 1891 and was a major part of the Mallory seaport at Key West. As a federal building, it housed Key West's custom house, district courts and post office. In 1898, the Custom House became the site of the inquiry...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

88 steep steps and you'll see southernmost point / house / city as a whole from the bird's eye view. Beautiful blue skies and ocean and feeling "there is the happiness in a life". Excellent staff who helped enjoy that view for student doesn't carrying...More

Thank Svitlana88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fascinating museum. There was an exhibit about the role of the Navy in Key West, plus a fabulous exhibition of Guy Harvey sketches illustrating "The Old Man and the Sea". There is also a great little room which has the history of...More

Thank hwatkins1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been fascinated with the history of Key West and I am happy to say this museum is a great collection of Key West history. It's nice to see the pieces that go along with the history I've been reading about. They did a...More

Thank Greywolf8577
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Nice permanent maritime exhibit, interesting temporary exhibits, including "The Old Man and the Sea" through a series of drawings.

Thank JennATl
Reviewed July 3, 2017

The line for a picture opportunity was the length of a football field. We stayed on the trolley and took a snapshot so now we can say "been there, done that".

Thank HelloDolphin
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

If you would like to see an interesting history of Key West this is a great place to visit. Admission is $10, $9 for seniors and AAA. There is a nice presentation about the US Navy's part in the history and growth of Key West....More

Thank teeville51
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I was surprised the kids wanted to go into the Custom House, it is simply a museum. However, there are a lot of great things to see in there, and it afforded me an opportunity to talk to the kids about history and why it...More

Thank Derek E
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

The museum is great! We did not do a guided tour (not sure if they're offered) so we could take everything in at our own pace. It was great to learn more about Key West history from World War II era to the building of...More

Thank Rod9391
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March 1, 2017|
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Response from norby49 | Reviewed this property |
It was $9 for senior, $10 otherwise
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.
Kathy S
November 1, 2016|
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!