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“Remember the Maine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery
Ranked #25 of 160 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").
Irvine, California
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“Remember the Maine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We came accross the cemetery as we were walking to find Duval St.

We took a wring turn and there we were.

It is a primary above ground cemetery with many artistic features. We obtained a pamphlet at the entry to guide us as we made the walking tour of the area.

We found that in the center area of the cemetery is a memorial to the sailors lost in the USS Maine explosion in Havanna harbor. There is a fenced area with the graves and a sailors statue with flag. It was an interesting find to see this bit of history I had heard about, but did not know of the link to Key West.

I am a photographer and found this to be an interesting location for photos. We spent about an hour in the cemetery before setting off again for Duval Steet.

Visited February 2013
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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“Quirky little tombstones in a New Orleans Style graveyard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

New Orleans isn't the only place where they bury their dead above ground. In the Keys because of the Coral and the stoney earth they bury their dead above ground. Worth a visit to see the tombstones which are just as quirky as their live residents.

Visited February 2013
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Key West, Florida
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“Spooky and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

If you want to scare your guests go when the sun starts to go down and listen to sounds which are difficult to identify. Don't wear any scarves around your neck, or any other loose fabrics--you might feel someone tugging, trying to draw you in.

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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161 reviews
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“Must be able to walk!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Unless you have a scooter or bike, you will need to walk thru and it was way too hot to do so. We drove around the perimeter, but would have liked to see more.

Visited February 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Larger than expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We probably would have enjoyed this more and spent more time had we not walked from the cruise port, to the southern-most point, and then to the cemetery. We were pretty beat by then. The cemetery was so large, it was a bit overwhelming, and we only strolled down a few lanes before heading back to the cruise port. Maybe make this your first stop rather than your last to enjoy it more. Or take a taxi! I know it's historical but, other than the victims of the "Maine," did not recognize any names in the free brochure at the entrance.

Visited February 2013
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