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Fort East Martello Museum

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Address: 3501 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-5209
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+1 305-296-3913
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

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Historically interesting overview of the Keys...

While the fort is small and the tour is self guided, the displays still somehow manage to pack in an amazing amount of local history. I walked away with an expanded view of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Retta P
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the fort is small and the tour is self guided, the displays still somehow manage to pack in an amazing amount of local history. I walked away with an expanded view of the role of south Florida in the development of shipping, tourism and community history. The fort is near the airport and Smathers Beach, so the access is... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting way to spend some time - and get out of the sun for awhile! Showing history of the Martello Tower, and of Key West in general. A model doll house replicating early living in Key West is on display, along with many early Key West artifacts. Robert the doll resides here as well! A room of metal art... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to just go inside the museum on my own and move at my own pace, however, the museum is closed during the day due to some repairs. The only way to get in the museum is by taking the Ghosts and Graveyards tour....more on the tour later...not worth the money. Very interesting grounds and really would've enjoyed it... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old civil war era fort was an interesting structure but the artifacts on display were mostly a mismatched collection of old stuff from different periods. Since I have seen other old forts, I thought the visit was mostly a waste of time and money.

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Camden, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A limited, but interesting display of things related to Key West's history, not necessarily the fort's. Pleasant knowledgeable staff and currently, an excellent display of "Junk Yard" art.

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Ilwaco, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so glad I stopped here, as it’s pretty unassuming to drive by it. From the very friendly front desk person to the multitude and variety of displays to the wanders of the fort inner yard, this is a very interesting museum.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The grounds were historic and take time to read the placards to learn about the history of this fort. The displays were interesting, Robert the doll gives the museum an interesting and creepy spin. There was a temporary metal sculpture display which as really cool to learn about. Don't forget to ask Robert for permission to take his picture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stopped by here on a bike ride, and we only had to pay 1/2 price, as they were partially closed for renovations. It was interesting seeing the many displays!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Was a great museum for what we could see with all the construction going on. They have an enormous gift shop with a great variety of items. We only had to pay 1/2 price due to construction which was fair!

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Sorrento, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Stopped by on whim and was a good way to spend an hour. It is being renovated so the cost is half price, ( $5.00). It's interesting and cool on a hot day.

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