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“Ghosts & much history live here”

Fort East Martello Museum
Ranked #48 of 190 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited the Fort East Martello Museum at first, at night on the Ghosts and Graveyards bus tour. This fort is known to be a very big paranormal site. The tour takes you into a room where you hear the story and see the over 100 year old creepy Robert the Doll known to have paranormal activity/voodoo associated with it. We were handed an EMF meter to detect ghosts and were also encouraged to take pictures. Out of the 8 of us in our group, about half of us picked up movement on the EMF in and around Robert the Doll as well as outside in the old Fort grounds. After reviewing our photos shot at night, we saw many orbs flying around but we also captured ghost figures on camera of what appears to be soldiers. We were so fascinated by the fort, a couple of us went back the next day to view more artifacts and climb around the fort. It is a must see for ghost chasers and history buffs.

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Reviewed August 28, 2014

The museum provides a great history of Key West and has exhibits with many local artifacts. It is a chronological representation from the first settlers into the 20th century. The also house Robert the Doll. Ask before you take a picture or regret it. A great little side trip right next to the smallest international airport in the US.

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited the Fort one night as a stop on a ghost tour. It was dark, so that added to the creepiness. We didn't get the whole tour because we walked through a side gate and walked through the middle and into the other side to visit Robert. That is one creepy little dude!
All in all, the place was neat. Full of history...and ghosts!

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This fort is an odd place because there is a mixed array or artefacts from the civil war, a hearse, a hundred year old creep doll and modern statues/art. You could give it a miss and would be none the poorer for the experience.

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped in while out checking the local historic areas. They have some pieces from the history of the area but the best is the Robert Doll. This thing is creepy. He actually looks like he's smiling. Don't forget to ask his permission before taking his picture.

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