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
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.
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.
The gate at Margaret and Angela Streets
Guided tours explain the raised coffins, witty tombstone
inscriptions and general history of this Key West landmark.
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.
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".
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.