Key West Attractions
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Audubon House & Gardens  205 Whitehead St.
Historic home & artifacts relating to John James Audubon's stay in Key West.

 

City Cemetery  Corner of Margaret & Angela St.
Unique aboveground cemetery, with the famed "I told you I was sick" tombstone.  Informative tours are available.

 

Curry Mansion Inn   511 Caroline St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Curry Mansion Inn offers guided tours of the home of Florida's first millionaire.

 

Custom House  Front St.
Home to the Art & History Museum of the Key West Historical Society.

 

East Martello Museum & Gallery   3501 South Roosevelt Blvd.
Civil war fort used to protect the Union troops at Ft. Zachary Taylor.  It hosts a museum of civil war artifacts and gallery containing works of art by Stanley Papio and Mario Sanchez.

 

Fort Zachary Taylor  Southard St.
Built between 1845-1861, the civil war fort served the Union well in enforcing the blockade against the Confederate Navy, with its 10 inch cannons.  Tour the fort, swim at the beach, fish and picnic at this state historic site.

 

Harry S. Truman's Little White House  111 Front St.
Vacation home of President Truman.  Loaded with memorabilia.  photo

 

Hemingway House  907 Whitehead St.
Home to the great American author Ernest Hemingway, from 1931 to his death in 1961.  The Nobel Prize winner wrote some of his greatest works in this historic home:  For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Green Hills of Africa.

 

  Historic Harbour Walk & Bight Marina   Near William & Caroline Streets.
Once the site of a booming shrimping operation, the area now bustles with a waterfront market, specialty shops, restaurants & bars and fishing charters.

 

 
  Key West Aquarium  1 Whitehead St.
Incredible collection of tropical fish and sea creatures native to the surrounding waters of Key West.

 

 
  Key West Shipwreck Historeum  1 Whitehead St.
Relive the 1800's & the days when wreck salvaging and sponging was the basis for the Key West economy.

 

 
  Key West Historic Memorial Sculpture Garden   Front Street
Near the Waterfront Playhouse, the garden contains the "Wreckers Statue" along with bronze busts of the men and women who impacted the art and culture of Key West.  photo

 

 
  Lighthouse Museum  938 Whitehead St.
The single largest detriment to the Key West shipwrecking and salvage industry was the lighthouse.  Active from 1849 to 1969, the lighthouse is now accompanied by a museum operated by the Key West Art and Historical Society.  photo

 

 
  Mallory Square  Front Street
Every evening hundreds celebrate the setting of the day's sun from Mallory Square.  You may even be one of the lucky few to witness the legendary "green flash"  the sun occasionally makes as it dips below the horizon.  Complete with artisans and performers, the square is filled with excitement between 4 p.m. until sunset.

 

 
  The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society Museum   200 Greene St.
The museum features a bounty of treasure salvaged from sunken Spanish galleons.

 

 
  Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden   1 Free School Lane
How about a rain forest in the heart of old Key West?   The lush garden features many species of tropical plants, flowers and palms. 

 

 
  Southernmost Point  Corner of South & Whitehead Streets
The large brightly painted concrete marker identifies the Southernmost Point of the Continental United States.  It proudly states "90 miles to Cuba."  photo

 

 
  Sunrise at Smathers Beach  South Roosevelt Blvd.
Don't miss the incredible sight of the sun breaking through the horizon from Smathers Beach.  It's well worth the early wake up call.   photo