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“Great for railfans and history buffs”

Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum
Ranked #116 of 174 things to do in Key West
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Bonita Springs, FL
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great for railfans and history buffs”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

The museum is mostly housed in a boxcar. It is packed full of interesting artifacts and historical displays of the construction and operation of the railway. Railfans and history buffs will really appreciate the time and effort taken to offer these displays to the public. We spent about 35 minutes here. It is definitely not a tourist trap,but rather an interesting display of historical facts geared for people interested in U.S. and railroad history. We learned a lot about Mr. Flager, his family and the railroad he built.

Visited July 2012
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brisbane
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A lot of information in a small building”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

For being such a significant element in the development of the Keys, we had thought there would be a larger building and display - but the information they have packed into this railroad car is very interesting and informative. Well worth your time to read, learn and appreciate the effort taken to build the railroad and the impacts it has had. We noted some of the displays needed some upkeep - It would be worth the county/state to expand on this important part of the state's history.

Visited May 2012
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Key West, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nothing to see”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Actually, I think this is not closed. They build this in a not original location with a not original building just as a tourist trap. Forget it. Nothing realy about it

Visited May 2011
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Thank Al M
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Kinross, Mi
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Gotta see this if you looked at any other of the former railroad bridges in the Keys”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Nice little museum, with a scaled-down replica of how the workers built the former Overseas Railroad from the mainland down to the Keys!

Visited March 2012
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Thank YooperBart
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Informative”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

A nice little place to learn about Henry Flagler and his railway to Key West. Thought I saw a gift shop on the way in but could not find it later.

Visited February 2012
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Thank MTravi
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