Fodor's Expert Review Key West Lighthouse Museum and Keeper's Quarters

Old Town Historical

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 artifacts from all along Key West's reefs. A kids' room is stocked with books and toys.

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938 Whitehead St.
Key West, Florida  33040, USA

305-294--0012

www.kwahs.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $14, Daily 9:30–4:30

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