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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-7423
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938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-7423
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a self-guided tour through the lighthouse and then through the keepers house. The keepers house had displays and audio narration. Be prepared for A LOT of narrow winding steps if you are going to go up to the top of the lighthouse. Those...More

Thank frogribbit44
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walk up 80 steps and see a 360 view of KW. There's informative plaques that point you in the direction of specific sights. So much to see from this view and the admission also includes entry to the museum which was the Lighthouse Keeper's house....More

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an interesting stop and the climb up the stairs was worth it but it was hot. It was over 90 the day we were there and it was even hotter inside the lighthouse. The view from the top was beautiful and a great...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good spot for a brief historic diversion of Duval Street. They had a nice air conditioned theatre with a film of key west history. This is a nice combination with the Hemingway House directly across the street. Those with mobility issues would have a problem...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This had to be the best 20$ we spent in Key West! The views were AMAZING!!! It was an easy climb up to the top. The space at the top is a little tight, so it could be tough to enjoy it on a busy...More

Thank Tara D
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the tallest point on Key West and has an interesting history as well. You'll get to see more clearly many of the points of interest and perspective of Key West from the top. Worth your time.

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you really want to see all of Key West from one location, the Lighthouse is the place to visit. One suggestion would be to go when they open or later in the afternoon as there is an 88 step staircase in a close confined...More

Thank richarddenisl
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice museum on the lighthouse service and the lighthouses of the keys is to be found in the keepers quarters. Everything is well preserved and cared for and really opens a window to the past. While there are 88 steps to the top...More

Thank mroadking
Reviewed 1 week ago

worth the climb, I have asthma, so if you have an issue just climb slow, pretty view, take your camera up.

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice restored lighthouse with only 88 steps so not too tiring for us older folks . The keepers home is good as is all the info to see and read about their lives .

Thank RailroadMike
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Leila K
11 July 2017|
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Response from walm1331 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $10 a person. However, I am a Coast Guard Veteran and they admitted me and my family for free.
19 March 2017|
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Unlike some of the other light houses this one does not have landings to rest on. I have a bad back and weak legs, and asthma, it was a struggle for me but i made it and it was well worth the struggle.
25 February 2017|
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Response from StevefromExeter | Reviewed this property |
The stairs are very very narrow, it can be a little frightening passing someone going the opposite direction. There's really no where to stop to rest. But I wouldn't necessarily say it's really steep.