Key West Florida Tourist Information And Travel Guide
Key West is actually located much closer to Cuba than to mainland Florida. It is the last and most exciting of the Florida Keys.
Florida Keys Area Code is 305.
Points of Interest:
Audobon House and Gardens
205 Whitehead St, Key West FL 33040; (305) 294-2116;
Hours 9:30AM-5PM Daily; Gardens ;
19th century home of Captain Geiger housing museum dedicated to the 1832 visit by John James Audubon. Many 18th and 19th century furnisings and Audubon engravings and porcelain bird sculptures.
East Mortello Museum and Art Gallery
3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33050; (305) 296-3913;
Open: 9:30AM-5PM Daily; Society ;
This brick civil-war era fort houses a museum, historical collections and art gallery.
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society Museum
200 Greene Street, Key West, FL 33040; (305) 294-2633;
Open: 9:30AM-5PM Daily; Museum ;
This museum houses many priceless treasures and artifacts recovered from shipwrecked Spanish galleons. Include gold and silver doubloons, jewelry and bar ingots.
Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site
PO Box 6560, Key West, FL 33041; Open 8AM-Sunset daily; (305) 292-6713;
Located off Southard St. is this Union Army fort that served as a Civil War stronghold. Recent excavations have uncovered a hidden arsenal. Largest collection of Civil War cannons.
Hemingway House and Museum
938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040; (305) 294-1136;
Open: Hours 9AM-5PM; Museum ;
Home and gardens of the late Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway. Designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Key West Lighthouse Museum
938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040; Museum ;
Open: 9:30AM-4PM Daily. (305) 294-0012;
Florida’s third-oldest brick lighthouse, built in 1847. Features include 88 steps to the observation level with a terrific view of the island city.
Dry Tortugas National Park
A clustor of seven tiny, uninhabited coral reef islands located about 70 miles west of Key West, in the Gulf of Mexico. These islands are the crowded home to thousands of nesting and migrating sea birds.
“The Southernmost Point”
Mile Marker 0, so named at the very end of the Overseas Highway (US Hwy 1) in the Florida Keys.
Wrecker’s Museum –
322 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040; Hours 10AM-4PM Daily; (305) 294-9502;
Former sea captain’s home now houses a museum of artifacts from 19th century shipwrecks.
Harry S. Truman Museum
111 Front St, Key West, FL 33041; Open 9AM-5PM Daily; (305) 294-9911;
Also know as the Little White House. Maintained by the US Navy as a Winter White House from 1946 to 1974 and used by Presidents Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy. Guided tours and exhibits.
Flagler Station Overseas Railway Historeum
901 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040; (305) 295-3562;
Artifacts and photos of Henry Flagler’s first overseas railroad project.
527 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040; Open 10AM-11PM Daily. (305) 293-9686;
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium contains many oddities, unique and exotic. Wall-to-wall amazement.
Yankee Fleet / Dry Tortugas Ferry
Ferry ; (305) 294-7009;
Guided daily excursion to the Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas. Also has whale-watching and deep-sea fishing charters available.
A Key Encounter
Clinton Square Market and 291 Front Street, Key West; (305) 292-2070; ;
Open: 11AM-6PM Sun-Fri; Free Admission;
A twenty-five minute na triple-screen movie takes viewers to the coral reef to learn about marine life. In addition to Key’s marine ecology, viewers get to experience “Jungle Walk”, a glimpse of the wildlife, flora and fauna of the Keys, pet live parrots, enjoy macaws and toucans, feel the soft feather of cockatoos, life like jungle walk
Tour The Lower Keys
Major wildlife refuges for Great Heron, Key Deer and marine mammals.
Tourism Services – Key West FL
Key West Travel Guide – Extensive guide to the island, written by local concierges, for visitors planning a Key West vacation. Offers free reservation service for quality activities. Plan to enjoy island life. 877-INFO-KEY (877-463-6539).
Key West Restaurants – Reviews, menus, specials and pricelist.
Key West Hotels – Room search and reservation service.
Key West International Airport [EYW] – (305) 296-7223;
Mallory Square Festival Marketplace
Mallory Square Festival Marketplace
One Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040; (305) 296-3609;
Located in the center of the historic Key West waterfront is this collection of attractions, restaurants and world-famous sunset celebration.
Key West Aquarium
Mallory Square; (305) 296-2051;
Open 9AM-6PM Daily; Aquarium ;
The aquarium is exhibits marine life native to the Florida Key waters and dates back to the early 1930’s. The Aquarium features a wide variety of fish including grouper, moray eels, barracuda, tropical fish, tarpon, sharks, parrotfish and much, much more. During your tour, you will even be able to pet a live shark! Also see turtles and exotic birds.
Key West Shipwreck Historeum
Mallory Square; Open 9AM-6PM Daily. (305) 282-8990;
Come learn the story of Old Key West.