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Review of Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery
Ranked #25 of 180 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").
Reviewed July 7, 2011

Be warned...the Self-Guided Walking Tour Map Wrong. Some of the #'s on the map are in the wrong place. When we first started, we were a little confused by that but eventually figured it out.

It was interesting to read the map before going, so you can map out the grave sites you want to see. We were there after lunch one day, and it was a litte cloudy out. I took alot of pictures, hoping to capture something, but no such luck.

We also tried to go on the Tales and Tombstones Trolley, but the jerk cancelled and didn't even bother to call and let us know! We were very disappointed we didn't get to see it at night and hear the ghost stories of Key West.

Thank Skinker2
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

Must see markers 'I told you I was sick.' And an airplane and above ground mausoleiums in very good condition. Just look and read-enough said.

1  Thank catmama1
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Reviewed December 22, 2010

If you’ve never been to the cemeteries in New Orleans, then the 1847 Cemetery is OK. There are a few interesting mausoleums, but just a few. And apparently there are some funny headstone sayings, but they aren’t easy to find. The most interesting feature is the plat for the victims of the USS Maine, the destruction of which kicked off the Spanish-American War, a pretty significant war in US history, believed to have been started mainly by news reports back in the US that were exaggerated or outright lies (called yellow press in those days). Any parallels to today? http://www.answers.com/topic/sinking-of-the-uss-maine

1847 Cemetery is located in the "dead" center of Old Town, bounded by Angela, Margaret, Passover Lane (appropriately named), Frances and Olivia. The main entry gates open at the corner of Margaret and Angela streets. The paths inside the cemetery have names, like tiny streets. At the corner of Palm and Magnolia you’ll see U.S.S. Maine Plat surrounded by an ornate wrought iron fence, painted silver. This scrolled grillwork encircles a solitary bronze sailor, dedicated on March 15, 1900, who overlooks the plain, white marble markers commemorating the victims of the 1898 sinking of the battleship U.S.S.Maine in Havana Harbor.

6  Thank DsGregory
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Reviewed December 5, 2010

I'd never 'toured' a cemetery before so wasn't sure what to expect but it turned out to be a really interesting diversion for a few hours. The entrance where you pick up the self-guided map is at the junction of Passover and Angela. We didn't realize this and walked most of the way round the perimeter expecting to find an open gate but the rest were all locked.

Just a note if you do plan to go, please remember while this is a great walk/bike ride and a tourist attraction, it is still a graveyard. While there we encountered groups of cyclists shouting and laughing which I found a little disrespectful.

3  Thank stu6278
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

My husband and I visited the Key West cemetery on Halloween's Day. Be sure to grab one of the maps at the beginning. You can sort of treasure hunt for interesting graves. The broken hearted mother and child was the most poignant for me. You can walk or ride your bike through.

1  Thank breece
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