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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
#1 of 57 Museums in Key West
Among a sea of typical tourist attractions like sight seeing tours, gift shopping, water sports, restaurants and museums of all kinds, The Hemingway Home stands out as the cultural jewel of Key West.
I love museums/tours and have been on tours in Europe (7 countries), Mexico, Canada, Alaska, and the U.S. I have seen Notre Dame, Versailles, Mont Saint-Michel, the Eiffel Tower, and many other breathtaking sights...
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7 Artists & Friends
#2 of 57 Museums in Key West
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
#3 of 57 Museums in Key West
I love military history, museums and sites, so this was perfect.
A Must See for Fans of Maritime Museums
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery
#4 of 57 Museums in Key West
Key West Firehouse Museum
#5 of 57 Museums in Key West
Unlike other museums, you can touch, feel or sit on most of the exhibits, especially a 1996 Fire engine in the garden of the museum and a historic one in the museum.
If your in Key West definitely worth a stop at Key West Firehouse museum Fantastic interesting tour by Retired chief Ed Castro!! Thanks Ed for the recommendation of Cuban Restaurant around the corner Lunch was the...
Harry S. Truman Little White House
#6 of 57 Museums in Key West
The admission price is high in comparison to other similar museums, but we keep in mind that it is our donation to help keep the museum open and well maintained as part of our country’s history.
The 'Little White House', located on a naval base in Key West Florida, is an excellent example of how museum curators and historians can recreate a sense of time and place and provide an important history lesson.
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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
#7 of 57 Museums in Key West
As in all museums, "No Food or Drink" is allowed in the exhibition areas.
There are 2 lovely new playgrounds and a free splash park just outside the Eco-Discovery Center, plus you can tour the amazing USCGC Ingram Maritime Museum (small fee)...all within walking distance.
Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum
#8 of 57 Museums in Key West
After walking past the Customs House several times and photographing the outdoor art, we decided to add it to our "Morning of Museums" in the Keys.
I love museums and history, and this was a very cool building and had plenty of intersting exhibits.
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum
#9 of 57 Museums in Key West
If you love to explore museums and recent history meeting old history then this is a must see!
We recalled the excitement brought by finding the Atocha and have enjoyed other coastal maritime museums.
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The Oldest House
#10 of 57 Museums in Key West
This little museum is an excellent chance to see how people lived in Key West during the 1850 original major settlement period.Volunteer docents are very helpful.
Very nice museum "free" be in before 4pm
Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum
#11 of 57 Museums in Key West
The fee to tour the lighthouse and museums was I believe 9 or 10 dollars.
Terrific views of the Key West and beyond, nice history lesson, light keeper's house and museum was extremely interesting, covering the history of Key West and lighthouses in general.
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Fort East Martello Museum
#12 of 57 Museums in Key West
From the very friendly front desk person to the multitude and variety of displays to the wanders of the fort inner yard, this is a very interesting museum.
It was a great museum with several local history displays including Robert the doll.
Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
#13 of 57 Museums in Key West
One of several museums just off Mallory square, by the Trolleys, we were surprised by the amount of historic artifacts and the great docent who provided an oral history and additional stories about some of the ite...
Her knowledge of Florida history as well as all the artifacts within the museum is unparalleled and you will be sure to have a great time while learning about Florida history in the process!
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not
#14 of 57 Museums in Key West
We picked a rainy day to do all the museums and aquarium.
Every Ripley's museum is different so even if you've been to one in another location don't skip this one.
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The Studios of Key West
#15 of 57 Museums in Key West
Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit
#16 of 57 Museums in Key West
This is an outstanding museum, we were so lucky to meet the founder Dennis Beaver who gave us a tour once we viewed the intro movie, he has so many great stories and his knowledge is wonderful.
The man is brilliant, so I was happy to find this newly created museum to the man who lived and worked nearly his entire life in Key West.
Art On Duval Key West
#17 of 57 Museums in Key West
You feel like you are in a museum.
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Wyland Galleries
#18 of 57 Museums in Key West
Key West Pottery
#19 of 57 Museums in Key West
Collections Key West
#20 of 57 Museums in Key West
A mix of paintings, naval museum pieces and Cuban sigar art.
Wild Side Gallery
#21 of 57 Museums in Key West
Peter Lik Gallery Key West
#22 of 57 Museums in Key West
KEPart Studio-Gallery
#23 of 57 Museums in Key West
Gallery on Greene
#24 of 57 Museums in Key West
​​​​​​​​​Key West Turtle Museum
#25 of 57 Museums in Key West
This museum does a terrific job teaching us about turtles, their role in the environment and how the business nearly exterminated them all.
For those who are interested, one can donate at the museum to help increase the population of sea turtles.
Guild Hall Gallery
#26 of 57 Museums in Key West
Dog Tired Studio and Gallery
#27 of 57 Museums in Key West
Zazoo Fine Art Gallery
#28 of 57 Museums in Key West
Frangipani Gallery
#29 of 57 Museums in Key West
Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum
#30 of 57 Museums in Key West
Other than that we found this a very interesting place to visit, more so than the wreck diving museums.
Please don't let the old negative reviews send you away, this museum, or "historeum" is has just re-opened, and it is fabulous.
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