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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

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938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-7423
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All reviews light house worth the climb hemingway house degree view easy climb afraid of heights gift shop spiral stairs coming down the entire island interesting history walk up self guided tour southernmost point climbing tower admission
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here in 2011 and enjoyed it, so on this trip my son wanted to see the lighthouse. Once again I enjoyed seeing the keepers house, reading about the history of the lighthouse. Yes it is 88 steps to the top via a spiral...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grumpyh2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

the view is great once you get to the top - if you are afraid of heights...the lighthouse not a place for you - staff at Keeper's Quarter's knowledgeable I thought the cost for admission a little steep -

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaggieS1825
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing by I told my husband I wanted to stop in. We paid a small fee which helps keep the place running. We walked the grounds and then up the stairwell. It is a small staircase with lots of stairs so if you have issues...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michele L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

88 steps to a terrific view! A great overview of the island- nice visual guide provided around the walkway which makes it easy to identify what you are seeing. Might be a difficult climb for anyone with acrophobia- the lower steps are open and away...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DLSM50
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 88 steps are easy, and then you're rewarded with a 360-degree view. The people who work there are also very nice and helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kdec_austin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of Key West from the top of the lighthouse. Appreciated the pictures at the top to show the landmarks to look for.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JenniG1021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice views of the Key after a few 88 circular steps. Some Lighthouse history in Operator's Quarters. Many good photo angles around the grounds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidsB4006YZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit it right after the Hemingway house tour and in my opinion 12 dollars to walk up the stairs to the top is a little pricy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Juan J G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved seeing the Lighthouse, there is also a Keepers museum on the property. Let the lady in the gift shop know if you are a veteran- you get in for half price!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CelestialWarrior
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keeper's Quarters Museum is probably more interesting to lighthouse lovers. Very limited in scope. The lighthouse allows for some nice views of the island, but is not for the claustrophobic. Tight space and narrow steps. My wife went up and took pictures, but I am...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cantey W
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I do not know but I know much of Duvall ST. survived the storm
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Response from Pamela M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes there is a fee for the lighthouse. It costs $10. to go in the lighthouse & museum. There are 80-90 steps to the top, where you can go outside and walk around the top of the lighthouse. It is a narrow stairway... More
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Response from Curiosity551354 | Reviewed this property |
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.