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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

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Address: 938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-7423
Phone Number: 305-194-0012
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The view is worth the climb

Fascinating piece of Key West history. We enjoyed the self guided tour and the view from the light house

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Highland Beach, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had always wanted to visit the lighthouse and it finally made the list of things to do this year. Totally worth the wait. Best views of the island. Very interesting information on the lens and lighting. Fun climb to the top. Very nice ground and keeps quarters neat to see. For $10, great value.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We started by climbing the 80 plus stairs to the top of the lighthouse. Learn from my mistake, wear appropriate shoes! The climb was well worth the 360 degree views of the island, WOW! The Keeper's Quarters were also interesting but my favorite was the lighthouse.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located right next to Ernest Hemingway's house this landmark provides 360 degree views of Key West. Top of lighthouse is accessible via 88 circular staircase steps. Note: The way you go up is the way you come down! Besides the light house, there is a Lighthouse Keeper house to tour and a quaint gift shop. Admission was $10 an adult.... More 

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Highland Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating piece of Key West history. We enjoyed the self guided tour and the view from the light house

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were not really into lighthouses and just wanted to see the view from the lighthouse. The museum was interesting and if your into lighthouses it's a must see, the grounds are also nice. The view from the lighthouse is amazing but the stairs can be tricky and not a good idea is you find walking hard. The admission fee... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently visited The Keys as one of our "bucket list" items. We were thrilled with the opportunity and wanted to experience all the "must sees" that the island had to offer. We had amazing customer service from our hotel, restaurants, tours.....until we got to the Key West Lighthouse. As soon as we walked into the gift... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located across from the Hemmingway House, we enjoyed the view from the top of the lighthouse more than our visit to the house. The climb is about 80 steps so not recommended if you might have trouble with the climb.

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a lighthouse enthusiast and try to visit lighthouses in every area I vacation. This was a little tricky to find by car, but we eventually found it and walked here from our parking area. The grounds, lighthouse and Keeper's House are small, but very well maintained and staffed with friendly volunteers. The gift shop is tiny but things... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

88 stairs up to the top makes it not that high, but high enough to get a good 360 view of the city. That said, it's a little expensive for what it is. The museum itself is also interesting, but tiny and takes not much time to get through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved taking the steps up to see a beautiful view of Key West. Worth the 88 steps even though I was a little nervous since I am slightly afraid of heights. All was safe and I am glad I did it!

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