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The Florida Keys Sights

Key West Lighthouse Museum & Keeper's Quarters Museum

  • 938 Whitehead St. Map It
  • Key West
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's Review

For the best view in town, climb the 88 steps to the top of this 1847 lighthouse. The 92-foot structure has a Fresnel lens, which was installed in the 1860s at a cost of $1 million. The keeper lived in the adjacent 1887 clapboard house, which now exhibits vintage photographs, ship models, nautical charts, and lighthouse artifacts from all along the Key reefs. A kids' room is stocked with books and toys.

Sight Information


938 Whitehead St., Key West, Florida, 33040, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Daily 9:30–4:30

Updated 05/12/2014


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By Kathy

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Feb 5, 2005

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I went to the lighthouse & museum when I was "beached-out". The home/museum is small & hard to get around in. The yard is nice and the view from the lighthouse is nice. However--it is expensive! The value for the buck is NOT MUCH. Whenever we walk past it, my daughters or husband will ask "Shall we go to the lighthouse today?" NO!!!!!!!!

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