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907 Whitehead Street
This National Historic Landmark is the place where Hemingway actually penned several of his novels. The house itself is lovely, as are the dozens of cats that make it their home.
Bahama Village Neighborhood
West of the Lighthouse Museum and Whitehead St.
This engaging Bahamian and Afro-Cuban neighborhood remains relatively untouched by modern tourism off the "beaten path." Highlights include authentic eateries and a laid-back attitude.
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society Museum
200 Greene Street
Visitors will be dazzled by the rich booty from local treasure hunter Mel Fisher's richest find, the Spanish ship Nuestra Senora de Atocha.
Key West Cemetery
The gate at Margaret and Angela Streets
Guided tours explain the raised coffins, witty tombstone inscriptions and general history of this Key West landmark.
Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
205 Whitehead Street
This lovingly restored 19th-century home features exotic period gardens, authentic antiques and original engravings by John James Audubon.
Key West Aquarium
Historic Mallory Square
At the Key West Aquarium, visitors of all ages will enjoy up close and personal encounters with the sealife. Go on daily guided tours, the shark, turtle and stingray feedings and the always exciting shark pettings. At the Touch Tank, guests can meet conchs, horseshoe and hermit crabs, sea urchins and sea cucumbers "face to face".
Conch Tour Train
Mallory Square/Roosevelt Blvd.
This tour vehicle looks like an old train, and it takes visitors all over the island for a look at the most interesting spots in Key West. This tour is a must for families who want a great introduction to the most popular parts of the island.
A major center of activity in Key West, Mallory Square features Mallory Market, the Shell Warehouse, the Key West Sponge Market, Bird in Hand, Caribbean Cargo, the Conch Store, and the Key West Aquarium. Other stores and shops offer local products, including dozens of varieties of conch, Key West's favorite dish.
Key West Shipwreck Historeum
Historic Mallory Square
This museum presents the treasure and artifacts from several ships that have wrecked near Key West during the last 150 years. The Historeum also has recreations of Key West life in the 19th century.
The main tourist spot on the island, Duval Street features shops, boutiques, bar and restaurants. This street is the center of the island's impressive and sometimes wild night life.
The Wrecker's Museum and Oldest House in Key West
322 Duval St
This museum describes the lives of the wreckers, uninsured heroes who risked all to save cargoes, ships and lives. The museum is located in the oldest house in town which was owned by Captain Watlington, a wrecker who lived here from the 1830s.
The San Carlos Institute
516 Duval St
Since it opened in 1871, the Institute has played an important role in the lives of Cuban immigrants and exiles. Financed by a grant from a former Cuban government, the present building dates from 1924 and holds an interesting account of the Cuban presence in Key West and throughout the US.
The Southernmost Point in America
The southernmost point in Key West, and consequently in the continental US, is at the intersection of Whitehead and South streets; a buoy marks the spot.
Key West Ghost Tours
P.O. Box 4766
These evening tours are a lantern-lit one mile stroll through the shadowy streets and lonely lanes of Key West's Old Town. During the easy-paced hour and a half walk, visitors discover the dwelling places of ghosts and ghouls and learn their stories.
Key West Golf Club
6450 E. College Road
Golf legend Rees Jones masterfully designed this public 18 hole, 6,500-yard course to be a challenge to players of all abilities.
Little White House
111 Front St. (Truman Annex)
This house was President Harry Truman's favorite vacation spot while he was President. The inside is relatively unchanged from the late 1940's and features interesting Truman memorabilia.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum!
527 Duval Street
Experience "The Most Unusual Museum in the World" with over 10,000 square feet of 1,500 exhibits in 14 galleries on three levels.
Schooner Western Union
Docked at Schooner Wharf 202 William Street
Sail into history aboard the 130' schooner Western Union, the last tall ship built in Key West in 1939. It's available for day sails, sunset and starlight cruises, private charters and other seafaring adventures.
201 William Street
The 74' Schooner Wolf is the flagship of the Conch Republic. Patterened after the blockade runners which plied the Florida Straits in the 19th Century, the 74' topsail Wolf is Coast Guard certified for 44 passengers and offers daily day sails, sunset and starlight cruises.
Curry Mansion Museum
511 Caroline St.
Visitors are encouraged to browse through this 25-room Victorian Masterpiece, considered by some to be the most beautiful home in Key West.
Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip aboard the Sunny Days
Located at the end of Elizabeth and Greene Streets
70 miles west of Key West are the islands and waters of the Dry Tortugas National Park. This park features some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world.
Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry
Key West Seaport, 240 Margaret Street
Civil War history comes alive aboard this 100-foot catamaran that takes visitors to the Park and Fort Jefferson.
Key West Lighthouse Museum
938 Whitehead Street
Visitors to Key West's famous landmark lighthouse learn how the lighthouse lit the way for ships and travelers to the islands for years. The interior is filled with the history of the island.
East Martello Museum
3501 Roosevelt Boulevard
This museum is both an art gallery and a museum of history. The Civil War and its effect on Key West figure prominently in the museum exhibits.
Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House
Located On Historic Front Street in Old Town Key West
This museum is located in the original Key West Custom House. It features work by local artists and as well as other works that portray the beautiful Key West landscapes.
Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden
1 Free School Lane
Key West's "rain forests" is a world-class collection of rare and beautiful tropical plants and antique botanical prints. The Secret Garden is a great place to relax awhile from the hubbub of downtown.