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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum

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Address: 938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-7423
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Great 360 view from the top

Go to the museum and venture to climb all the way to the top. Amazing views. This lighthouse sits on the highest point of Key West, apparently, and followed by the Hemingway... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lighthouse is worth a visit for the 360 degree views of the surrounding area. The 88 steps are doable for most and are not so narrow as to present a problem if visitors are heading in opposite directions. The museum is small, but interesting--especially if you haven't visited lighthouse quarters before. A short history of the area.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go to the museum and venture to climb all the way to the top. Amazing views. This lighthouse sits on the highest point of Key West, apparently, and followed by the Hemingway home across the street.

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Winston Salem
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's quarters was a very nice self guided tour. The lighthouse balcony is accessible to those who are physically fit, as you must climb an 88 step spiral staircase. The deck provides outstanding views of the island. If you have small children or suffer from acrophobia you should stay on the ground as the catwalk... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perhaps we were disappointed because we have visited other lighthouses along the Eastern coast. The museum tour was self-guided and wasn't too impressive. You do get to climb the 88 steps to the top of the lighthouse for an incredible view of Key West as part of the entrance fee........just don't think that the fee was worth it, though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make this part of your trip in key west. There is movie about lighthouses and best part you can climb to top and get 360 degree view of key west, we love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love climbing towers and lighthouses to get a birds' eye view of towns I visit, and this was a perfect way to burn of the calories of too many Key West adult beverages! It's 88 steps to the top . . . not too bad . . . and you are rewarded with great views of Key West. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view of the island. Free for active duty, which was pretty cool to see. The lighthouse keepers quarters has a lot of neat history in it.

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Beaumont, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

88 steps to reach a lovely view of the town and out to sea with helpful signs pointing out places of interest.A winding metal staircase so not easy for everyone! Also a small museum to look around .You purchase the tickets, $20 for 2 in the small shop, the ticketseller really could have been more helpful.She pointed out where the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As you leave the gift shop to go out to the lighthouse make sure to take a good look at the impressive, first-order Fresnel lens. The climb to the balcony level is relatively easy and once out on the balcony you have a great 360-degree view of Key west.

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum. Going up in the light house was cool. The steps are narrow, but the views were beautiful! Great pictures!

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