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The Florida Keys Sights

Indian Key Historic State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 05/12/2014

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Mystery surrounds 10-acre Indian Key, on the ocean side of the Matecumbe islands. Before it became one of the first European settlements outside of Key West, it was inhabited by American Indians for several thousand years. The islet served as a base for 19th-century shipwreck salvagers until an Indian attack wiped out the settlement in 1840. Dr. Henry Perrine, a noted botanist, was killed in the raid. Today his plants grow in the town's ruins. Most people kayak or canoe

here from Indian Key Fill or take a boat from Robbie's Marina to tour the nature trails and the town ruins or to snorkel. There are no restrooms or picnic facilities on Indian Key.

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Sight Information

Address:

Islamorada, Florida, United States

Phone:

305-664–2540-park

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–5

Updated 05/12/2014

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