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Pigeon Key Foundation

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The island of Pigeon Key is a historic 5-acre island located in the heart of the Florida Keys! It was once the home of over 400 workers who built the Overseas Railway from Miami to Key West. Today, the island is operated by the Pigeon Key...more
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2010 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2129
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You take a short boat ride to Pigeon Key, the site where workers who built the seven mile bridge lived. Some original buildings still exist. You get a guided tour. Sandy, a volunteer, did our tour. Her narrative and answers to our questions made this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AmosRedux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lot of questions about the construction of the Keys' infrastructure. Luckily, this tour happened to answer many of them. The tour was exceptional and my husband and I and even the kids were amazed by the engineering that built the railroad in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eightficks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting narrated tour and the tour of the buildings and history was interesting as well. After the tour guests are welcomed to hang out on wonderful Pigeon Key with the beautiful views in every direction. Great day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BobbyD60811
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Was visiting Marathon with my Brother and Niece. He suggested a trip to this wonderful Key Island off the Seven Mile Bridge. The trip started from their dock on a 10 min Ferry Boat ride. Our Captain Bill and his assistant crew member immediately gave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ariel N
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Have to use the convenient ferry because the old Flagler bridge is under repair. Very interesting exhibit and buildings dating back to the Flagler railroad and to date. Good docent led tour. Tried snorkeling but cloudy water that day, quite a number of fish under...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Great visit. My suggestions to you to bring with you: Picnic Lunch Water shoes And whatever makes you happy, be it Snorkel gear, if you have and are interested, Maybe a volleyball (we found one ... it was fun), maybe a book Great little 2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deweyz82
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Just got off the boat from Pigeon Key. What a great bargain on Marathon Key! For $12 you get a 10 minute boat ride across to the island. Refreshing! Then we were greeted by our guide, Eric, at the dock. The history of the island...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

For $12 dollars you get a Ferry ride from Marathon to Pegion Key. Once you arrive they provide a guided tour of this Key RR construction camp established in the early 1900s. Afterwards you are free to roam this tiny key or snorkel around the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 960rh
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This place was in irrepair before Irma. It's even worse now. Nothing to see here at all. It's apparent from the highway, I can only imagine what it looks like on site.More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Karen P
PigeonKeyStaff, Guest Relations Manager at Pigeon Key Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Hi Karen, we would love for you to visit Pigeon Key yourself and see how we have bounced back after Hurricane Irma! Our daily, guided historical tours are a great way to learn about the history of the island. They run each day at 10AM,...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

You get to this island by boat. We a a volunteer lady that was our tour guide. There was only me and hubby and another couple. This woman was so knowledgeable about this whole place. I am not into history, but this was a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from PigeonKeyStaff | Property representative |
As long as you bring your own fishing gear, you are more than welcome to fish on the island!
Linda B
July 23, 2017|
Response from PigeonKeyStaff | Property representative |
Hi Linda, the only dogs we allow on the island are service dogs. No pets are allowed on the island. We have an island cat and have had issues in the past with dogs harassing native bird life. I apologize for the... More