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“Off the beaten path history”
Review of Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery
Ranked #26 of 174 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").
College Station, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path history”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

It's worth taking a self-guided stroll through Key West Cemetery with a map provided in the box at the office. While I was surprised to see some of the sites crumbling, it is a very peaceful place with several notable Key Westerners buried here.

Visited January 2013
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East Windsor, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Interesting...but a little sad.”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Good for a walkthru (you can drive in also but its tight). Many graves above ground but a lot in a state of disrepair and poorly maintained. A sad reflection to me and apparently not well managed/supervised.

Visited January 2013
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Interesting headstones and history”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Surprisingly large considering the size of Key West, but it does go back almost 200 years. Some interesting headstones with "funny" epitaphs...and it is a quiet place amidst a generally noisy town. Good for a walk around the grounds.

Visited January 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Probably interesting historically but visually...not so much”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Nothing special in the monuments and the plantings are pretty sad. I admit, I didn't read many headstones/monuments. The general historical context was apparent--jam-packed together with newer sections looking bit like the motel rooms on A1A. Be warned-no usable shade.

Visited January 2013
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Voorheesville, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of my favorites”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Don't miss this. Take the tour if possible. Interesting graves, stories and epitaphs. Loved the pet burials.

Visited January 2013
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