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The original Key West settlement on the western part of the island is called Old Town and comprises the Key West Historic District. It includes the major tourist destinations of the island, including Mallory Square, Duval Street, the Truman Annex and Fort Zachary Taylor.

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» The Armory

The Armory, Key West

The Armory is a historic site in Key West. It is located at 600 White Street. In 1971, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, it became the home and initial campus of The Studios of Key West, a new artist community offering creative space, professional workshops, and other cultural activities …

» Audubon House

Audubon House, Key West

Audubon House & Tropical Gardens is located at 205 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida. Brick-pathed gardens offer a lush 1-acre view of orchids, bromeliads and other tropical foliage, an herb garden and 1840-style nursery. The house has many antique furnishings purchased from Europe …

» Captain Tony's

Captain Tony's, Key West

Captain Tony's Saloon has been patronized through the years by many well-known artists, writers and celebrities. You will find barstools painted with the names of famous people such as Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Duane Cahill, Jimmy Buffett, Shel Silverstein and even John F. Kennedy and Harry Truman …

» Duval Street

Duval Street, Key West

Duval Street is a famous downtown commercial zoned street in Key West, running north and south from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Duval Street is the location of many famous restaurants and bars, including Sloppy Joe's, The Bull and Whistle, Rick's Cafe and Irish Kevins bar. It is named for William Pope Duval …

» Fantasy Fest

Fantasy Fest, Key West

Fantasy Fest is a street party held annually on the last week of October in Key West. The event has become a ten day celebration that includes balls, costume competitions, AIDS fundraisers, body painting, drag queen contests, costume parties, lots of drinking, as well as parades for the whole family …

» Fort Zachary Taylor

Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West

The Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site, better known simply as Fort Taylor, (or Fort Zach to locals), is a Florida State Park and National Historic Landmark centered on a Civil War-era fort located near the southern tip of Key West, Florida. Construction of the fort began in 1845 as part of a plan to defend the southeast coast …

» Harry S. Truman House

Harry S. Truman House, Key West

The Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West was the winter White House for President Harry S. Truman during 11 visits. The house is located in the Truman Annex neighborhood of Old Town. The house was originally waterfront when it was built in 1890 as the first officer's quarters on the naval station …

» Hemingway House

Hemingway House, Key West

The Ernest Hemingway House , officially known as the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, was the residence of author Ernest Hemingway in Key West. It is located at 907 Whitehead Street, near a prominent lighthouse close to the Southern coast of the island. In 1968, it was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark …

» Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium, Key West

Built between 1932 - 1934, the Key West Aquarium is one of Florida's oldest aquariums. Built during the Great Depression, the government believed that Key West would make a wonderful tourist destination. The Aquarium was originally an open air aquarium, one of the first and largest at the time …

» Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery, Key West

The Key West Cemetery is a 19-acre cemetery at the foot of Solares Hill in Key West, Florida. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 people are buried there, many more than the 30,000 residents who currently live on the island. It is in the northeast section of the Old Town area of the island …

» Key West Light

Key West Light, Key West

The Key West Light is located in Key West, Florida. The first Key West lighthouse was a 65-foot tower completed in 1825. It had 15 lamps in 15-inch reflectors. The first keeper, Michael Mabrity, died in 1832, and his widow, Barbara, became the lighthouse keeper, serving for 32 years …

» Mallory Square

Mallory Square, Key West

Mallory Square is a plaza located on the waterfront in Key West's historic Old Town, adjacent to the cruise ship port. It is located just west of the northern end of Duval Street, facing the Gulf of Mexico. It runs the entire length of Wall Street. Adjacent to the square is the Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum …

» Mel Fisher Museum

Mel Fisher Museum, Key West

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, Key West, Florida. The museum contains an extensive collection of artifacts from 17th century shipwrecks, such as the Henrietta Marie, Nuestra Senora de Atocha and Santa Margarita. The museum is named for founder Mel Fisher …

» Old Post Office

Old Post Office, Key West

The Old Post Office and Customshouse is a historic site located at 281 Front Street, Key West. The Old Post Office and Customshouse currently serves as the Key West Museum of Art & History. Exhibits include local history, famous personalities including Ernest Hemingway, maritime history, and works by local artists …

» Pirate Soul Museum

Pirate Soul Museum, Key West

The Pirate Soul Museum is located at 524 Front Street, Key West. It houses 48 individual exhibit areas and states it contains the largest and most authentic collection of pirate artifacts ever displayed under one roof. Among its exhibits are Blackbeard's original blunderbuss, pieces of gold retrieved from his warship the Queen Anne's Revenge …

» Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum

Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum, Key West

The Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum is located at 1 Whitehead Street, Key West. It combines actors, films and the actual artifacts from the 1985 rediscovery of the wrecked vessel Isaac Allerton, which sank in 1856 on the Florida Keys reef and turned out to be the richest shipwreck in Key West's history …

» Sloppy Joe's

Sloppy Joe's, Key West

Founded on December 5, 1933, Sloppy Joe's most famous patrons were Ernest Hemingway and the infamous rum runner Habana Joe. The original location at the time Hemingway frequented Sloppy Joe's is a few doors down to the west, just off Duval Street, at 428 Green Street, and is now called Captain Tony's …

» Southernmost House

Southernmost House, Key West

Southernmost House is a historic inn and museum in the City of Key West, Florida in Monroe County, United States. Five U.S. Presidents have stayed there. It is located in the Upper Duval district. It was built in 1896 for a cost of $250,000 USD as a private residence for Judge Vining Harris …

» Southernmost Point

Southernmost Point, Key West

The Southernmost Point in the continental United States is claimed to be located in Key West, Florida, at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street. The claim is not accurate. Florida's official southernmost point is Ballast Key, a privately owned island just south and west of Key West …

» Western Union Schooner

Western Union Schooner, Key West

The Western Union is a historic schooner in Key West, Florida. It is located in the Key West Bight at 202 William Street. On May 16, 1984, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1939 by Thompson Enterprises, it was the last large sailing vessel built in Key West …

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