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Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum

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Address: 281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-8313
Phone Number: 305-295-6616
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Good self explanatory pictures and history of the train that was built to key West by a private individual and the results of a hurricane that hit the area. Worth seeing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester, Ct.
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Manchester, Ct.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good self explanatory pictures and history of the train that was built to key West by a private individual and the results of a hurricane that hit the area. Worth seeing exhibit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is in a beautifully restored and maintained Key West building from yesteryear. Many of the artifacts come from events familiar to most Americans. From the Civil War to the sinking of the Maine in Havana, this museum gives a fascinating glimpse in the times of the past. There is also wonderful art including Guy Harvey's chronicle of Hemingway's... More 

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Keyport, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lifelike statues outside is what caught our eye. We went inside and were pleasantly surprised at all there was to offer. We learned things we hadn't known before.

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Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many interesting exhibits here along with a beauty building with wonderful wrap around porch. We enjoyed the Guy Harvey drawings of Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. Flagler railway history is amazing. Unique statues outside. Well worth the visit.

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

It was a great museum... The area that displayed the history of the Flagler railway is a must see. There is also an entire area downstairs that changes periodically... They get different traveling exhibits displayed there. It perfect for a rainy day!

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This museum is small, but contains a lot of interesting things. My wife and I really enjoyed the 59 pen and ink drawings (up the staircase) by Guy Harvey depicting scenes from the Hemmingway story, The Old Man and the Sea. The drawings matched the story line and it was like reading a book as you went up the stairs.... More 

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Thank Illinois_John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

For $10, visiting this museum is well worth it. I especially enjoyed the Tennessee Williams paintings and Hemingway's actual uniform. The staff/volunteers? were extremely kind and helpful.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I went to the Key West Art Museum. I am on a limited budget so I could not afford to go inside. I did however explore the exterior. I loved the sculptures of people. They were so life like and realistic. The garden there is pretty. The cost to get in the museum was probably worth it. I think it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We went without great expectations and were pleasantly surprised at the breadth of history of the island displayed there in addition to exhibits of Hemingway and artist Guy Harvey's drawings inspired by Old Man and the Sea novel, as well as the local Cuban expat folk art phenom's works downstairs. The history of the island and its part in wars,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Came to find out about Key West's history and was all very interesting. The art was also worth a long look too, would recommend a visit for 1-2 hours.

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