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“Great Museum off the Beaten Path” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort East Martello Museum

Fort East Martello Museum
Ranked #48 of 159 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Florida Keys
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Museum off the Beaten Path”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

As one reviewer said, there is no air conditioning so plan your visit accordingly. Lots of great history and quite an ecletic collection.

More informational signage or printed guide book would be of great help. A separate area for exhibits under repair or broken items might be a good idea. Looks like this would be a great place for volunteers to assist and donate time to a worthy cause.

The fort is a great setting for a museum, however, the signage and electrical conduits take away from what might be great photo opportunities. Donated landscaping would be a great addition, also. Please support your local museums.

Visited November 2012
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Key West, Florida, United States
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very very interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

I love this place!!! It has it all! History, architecure, local scandals and legends, art. A MUST SEE!!! It is one of my favorite places in Key West!!!

Visited July 2012
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Robert The Doll”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

A very informational Museum with the wonderful history of Key West and Lets not forget Robert stop by and visit and polity ask Robert if you may take his picture...

Visited September 2012
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Westerville, Ohio
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97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“More history with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

This museum has good history, stories and interesting artwork. You can get some great pics from within the fort and even better from atop of the fort if you like ocean views. If you're lucky you might get a good vid of a plane taking off or landing from the top of the fort.

Visited September 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth Your Time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Very interesting and informative if you are into history as I am. Lot's of great artifacts depicting civil war military life as well as the life of citizens of Key West in the 1800's. Great view from the roof top over looking the Atlantic Ocean and the price was very reasonable. The fort is NOT air conditioned and the spiral staircase leading to the second floor and rooftop is quite warm, but that's the only drawback. I'd highly recommend anyone visiting Key West to check it out for themselves.

Visited September 2012
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