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Key West Campgrounds, RV Parks and Tent Camping

Camping near Key West, whether it is RV or tent camping, is a dream vacation for many of us. Below you'll find information about RV parks and campgrounds beginning at about 14 miles away from downtown Key West up to a couple of parks located right at the city limits. In addition, we've included a sample list of attractions that are most popular for visitors. Camping Key West - Nearby RV Parks and Campgrounds Things To Do While You’re Camping At Key West

Camping Key West - Nearby RV Parks and Campgrounds

In this campgrounds and RV parks section are descriptions of places to camp with an overview of the campground including a brief summary of the amenities offered, address, telephone number and a link to their website so you can narrow down your search to the place that best suits your needs. If you love tent camping then you’ll be delighted to know that two of the RV parks reviewed (Boyd’s Key West Campground and Leo’s Campground and RV Park) have tent sites. Leo’s Campground will even rent you a tent and set it up for your stay. There’s plenty of RV camping available. With the popularity of camping in the Florida Keys, we strongly advise that you secure reservations as far in advance as possible. Bluewater Key RV Resort This RV Park is located 14 miles north of downtown Key West and is unique in that the lots are privately owned by individuals and there are a few sites available for sale in the campground. With plenty of outdoor seating, lush tropical landscaping and Tiki huts, you'll be able to enjoy the tropical experience. Since these campsites are individually owned, each one is landscaped and furnished with amenities that are unique and different from the other sites in this resort. You can probably fit your large bus into any of the sites because the average lot size length is 80 feet long by 35 feet wide or larger. There's a 200 ft community dock and all of the Bay-Front sites have private docks and most of the Canal lots also have a private dock. The campsites feature full-hookups with 30 and 50 amp electric service. Additional amenities on-site include cable TV and basic WiFi. Guests also have access to the laundry facility, pool, clubhouse, dog park, boat launch, showers and restrooms, and there's a propane exchange available. When you're camping here you'll be situated on Saddlebunch Bay, southwest of Sugarloaf Key. The resort area is protected by the Saddlebunch Keys to the south. Bluewater Key Resort doesn't offer tent camping, or accept pop-ups and slide-in campers. Address: 2950 Overseas Hwy Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 745-2494 Website: http://www.bluewaterkey.com Geiger Key Marina RV Park From this RV park you'll have a 10.5 mile drive to downtown Key West. At Geiger RV Park you'll have the option of in and off season rates, non-waterfront campsites, waterfront and premium waterfront camping at daily, weekly and monthly rates, If you don't have an RV you can always rent one of theirs to stay in. All of the sites are back-in and although you can bring your pet, you must obtain management's advance approval before you arrive with the family Fido. You'll have access to the laundry, showers, restrooms, Tiki shelter, kayak rental, boat slips, Wi-Fi, live music at the Tiki Bar and fishing at the fishing reef. The Geiger Key restaurant serves lunch and dinner every day and breakfast on weekends. Address: 5 Geiger Rd Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 296-3553 Website: http://www.geigerkeymarina.com/rv-park/ El Mar RV Resort At El Mar RV Resort you’re slightly less than 4 miles away from downtown Key West. This small campground has Resort 11 campsites; 6 are waterfront sites and 5 are non- waterfront camping. Your campsite will have full-hookups with 30 and 50 amp electric service, cable TV, Wi-Fi and big rig friendly with graveled 45 ft x 85 ft sites with a patio. Guests enjoy beautiful sunsets and views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are in-season and off-season rental rates and the minimum acceptable RV length is 26 feet in length. El Mar doesn't accommodate tent camping, truck campers or pop-ups. You can bring up to two pet with you as long as they weigh 25 lbs or less and your pet must be on a leash while its outside your RV. Address: 6700 Maloney Ave Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-0857 Website: http://elmarrvresort.com Boyd's Key West Campground While you're camping at Boyd's West you'll be located just right outside Key West city limits. This RV park offers both tent and RV camping at Key West with Oceanfront sites available, full hook-up sites, 30 and 50 amp electric service, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and LP gas available for purchase. Convenient amenities include dish washing stations, picnic tables and Pavilion with grill, pool, Tiki Hut at the pool, laundry facility, convenience store and gift shop, 24-hour security, dump station and pump-out service and 4 bath houses. When you're ready to travel into Key West there is convenient City bus service you can take advantage of. Boyd's Key West Campground has many planned activities for your entertainment including live music and dancing. You can also take advantage of sunset cruises, casino cruises and day trips to Fort. Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas Boyd's offers daily and monthly in-season off-season, waterfront and inland camping rates. Although pets are welcome at this RV park, dog breeds known to be aggressive are not allowed and your pet must be on a leash while it's outside your RV. Address: 6401 Maloney Avenue Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-1465 Website: https://www.boydscampground.com Leo's Campground and RV Park This campground is located right at the Key West city limits, so you'll have easy access to all that this tropical paradise has to offer. Tent campers are welcome and if you don't have your own tent you can always rent one of the three-person tents that Leo's will set up and take down for you at an extra charge. Leo's Campground offers in-season, off-season and monthly rental rates. RV sites are full hook-up and some tent sites have an electric hook-up. Amenities available while you're camping here include Wi-Fi locations throughout the RV park, picnic table, 50 amp electric at most campsites, cable TV, bathhouse and a laundry facility. The RV sites are back-in and the maximum RV length  is 42 feet. In the RV section pets under 30 lbs are allowed at an extra charge. Pets are not allowed in the tent section. Address: 5264 Suncrest Rd Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 296-5260 Website: http://leoscampground.com

Things To Do While You’re Camping At Key West

Equally famous for its history and nightlife, Key West is the endpoint destination on US Highway 1 and, depending on who you ask, is only 90 to 106 miles to Cuba and approximately 164 miles to Miami, Florida. Not counting tourists and cats, the current estimated population of Key West is less than 30,000. Driving the Overseas Highway (Highway 1) from the United States mainland is an experience in its own right as you cross the chain of islands connected by miles of highway over open ocean. You'll get the flavor of this tropical paradise while you enjoy viewing the wildlife and scrubby terrain during your trip. Since there is so much to see and do while you're camping in the Key West area, we've broken up the list of things to do and see into sections and you can always come back to this section and start over again. Just click on one of the links below to jump to the first topic that most interests you. Museums in Key West Deep Sea Fishing Points of Interest in Key West

Museums in Key West

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum This National Historical Landmark was built in 1851 and purchased in 1931 for Ernest and Pauline Hemingway by his wife's uncle. Their new residence required a massive restoration and remodeling project and the Hemingway couple put their personal touches into the house. In addition to the historical lure of the structure, the resident six-toed cat population are descended from a cat (named Snow White) given to Ernest by a ship's captain. Address: 907 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 Website: www.hemingwayhome.com Harry S. Truman Little White House According to official records, President Harry Truman made 11 trips to what later became known as the "Truman Little White House". Presently, this presidential museum is owned by the State of Florida. Address: 111 Front Street, Key West, FL Phone: (305) 294-9911 Website: https://www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum A national memorial to guardians killed in action in World War II and Vietnam. Located on the Truman Waterfront on the western edge of Key West Key West, FL 33041 Phone: (305) 292-5072 Website: http://www.uscgcingham.org Mel Fisher Maritime Museum This museum exhibits artifacts such as jewels, gold, silver and other artifacts relating to maritime shipwreck salvage culture, and offers educational programs about the history of maritime and colonial activity in the New World. After visiting this interesting museum you'll have a much deeper comprehension of Key West's place in history. Address: 200 Greene Street Key West, Florida 33040 Phone: (305) 294-2633 Website: http://www.melfisher.org Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum Dating from 1825, this historic light house was 65 feet tall equipped with 15 lamps in 15 inch Address: 938 Whitehead St Key West, FL 33040 Website: http://www.kwahs.org/museums/lighthouse-keepers-quarters Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum A truly fascinating place for people interested in history, the Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum will give you an insight to Henry Flagler's incredible contribution to the early development of Florida and the engineering feat that brought rail service to Key West. Address: 901 Caroline St Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 293-8716 Website: http://www.flaglerstation.net Key West Firehouse Museum This is one of Florida's oldest firehouses. In addition to visiting this historic structure, There's an antique fire truce, equipment and other artifacts of interest for the history afficianado. Address: 1026 Grinnell St. Key West, FL  33040 Phone: (305) 849-0678 Website: http://www.keywestfirehousemuseum.com Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum The Custom House was the office for the island's post office, courts and custos office after it opened in 1891. Today it houses historical exhibits about people, events, history and art. Address: 281 Front Street Key West, Florida 33040 Phone: (305) 295-6616 Website: http://www.kwahs.org/museums/custom-house Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum A significant part of Key West's rich history includes a lucrative commerce in shipwreck salvage. From atop observation towers, watchers would scan the reefs for vessels running aground. The first person reaching the wrecked ship was known as the "wrecking master" and the salvagable goods would be sold at auction for a percentage of the profit. Address: 1 Whitehead Street Key West, Florida 33040 Phone: (305) 292-8990 Website: https://www.keywestshipwreck.com Fort East Martello Museum Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this fort and tower were constructed to protect Key West from assault from the sea during the Civil War. Today it is a museum where you can view preserved relics and battlements and learn about the cigar and wrecking industries that made Key West what it is today. Address: 3501 S Roosevelt Blvd Key West, FL 33040 Phone:  (305) 296-3913 Website: http://www.kwahs.org/museums/fort-east-martello Key West Turtle Museum At this fascinating museum you'll learn about the history of turtle fishing and the cannery in Key West. The local turtle population once was an important source of food for the indigenous people who once lived here. According to historical accounts, when Ponce de Leon traveled through the area the abundance of loggerhead turtles inspired him to name the islands "Tortuas", a Spanish name for turtles. Address: 200 Margaret Street Key West, Florida  33040 Website: https://www.keywestturtlemuseum.org Audubon House Museum & Tropical Gardens It is said that John James Audubon was inspired  to use local plants in the garden in his drawings of local birds. According to legend, at the time the property was owned by one of Key West's founding fathers, Pardon Green. Later, the property was purchased by Captain John Geiger who constructed the Audubon House between 1846 and 1849.  Address: 205 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-2116 Website: http://audubonhouse.com

Deep Sea Fishing

Hit the Water when staying in Key West Description: With experienced captains like Pepe Gonzalez and Scott Gordon to guide you, it’ll be easy to see why deep sea fishing is Key West’s main attraction. A Once In a Lifetime Adventure The list of fun things to do in Key West is practically endless, but deep sea fishing stands out above all the rest. Imagine yourself spending a day fishing the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic. Imagine the thrills you'll have landing tonight's dinner or a beautiful game fish you never even knew existed. You'll target delicious food fish like mackerel, grouper, and snapper. Or maybe you'd like to go after sharks, tarpon, or some other fish with a little more fight in it. Whatever your fishing dreams are, Key West can make them come true. People come to Key West from all over the world for its deep sea fishing. Nowhere else will you find such a perfect blend of adventure, beauty, and majesty than on a fishing boat in Key West. And if you think it sounds good on paper, just wait until you get a load of the reality. With the Right Guide, Anything is Possible The deep sea fishing choices in Key West are amazing, but they can also seem a bit daunting. That's why even experienced fishermen choose to go with an expert guide, someone who knows where all the fish are and the best ways to land them. And if you want the best of the best, we suggest a day on the water with Captain Pepe Gonzalez or Captain Scott Gordon. No one knows the waters of Key West like Captain Pepe. He combines passion and expertise to deliver some of the most incredible deep sea fishing in the world. A day on the water with his Seize the Day Charters will fill up your box faster than you ever thought possible. The only peer Captain Pepe has in Key West is Scott Gordon. Captain Scott's Too Lethal Charters runs out of the Key West Bight and will create whatever type of fishing adventure you're after. He offers the best in both reef and wreck fishing, as well as the thrills you can find closer to land. Either choice is the perfect one. When you put these men's experience, passion, and patience together with the wonders of fishing in Key West, the results are unforgettable.

Points of Interest in Key West

Southernmost Point Billed as the southernmost point in the Continental United States of America, and only 90 miles to Cubs, this spot is marked by a buoy anchored in concrete. Crowds gather here to take a picture of themselves at this landmark Address: Whitehead St & South Street Key West, FL 33040 Website: City of Key West Southernmost Point Buoy http://www.cityofkeywest- fl.gov/egov/apps/locations/facilities.egov?view=detail&id=79 The Oldest House Featuring artifacts that illustrate the early history of Key West such as ship models, family portraits, original furnishings, documents and pieces relevant to the period, this structure is a favorite stop for visitors. Construction of the story and a half home was completed by 1929 by Richard Cussans at what is now 322 Duval Street. Address: 322 Duval St Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-9501 Website: http://oirf.org/page.php?p=museum Mallory Square At this waterfront location, Master Wrecker Asa Tift docked and stored salvaged goods in his warehouses. From Key West's early beginnings this has been a gathering point for residents and visitors up until today where people enjoy the restaurants, museums, live entertainment, shopping, theater and the island's must-see Sunset Celebration. 400 Wall St Key West, FL 33040 Website: https://www.mallorysquare.com Saint Mary Star of the Sea This church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church was the fifth Catholic church erected in Florida in 1885 and after it burned in 1901, it was rebuilt with a Victorian style architecture to become the first non-wooden Catholic church in South Florida. Address:  1010 Windsor Lane Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-1018 Website: http://stmarykeywest.com Duval Street For many people, Duval Street is the destination when traveling to Key West. The food, bars, vibrant nightlife, entertainment, shopping, people watching and festive tropical atmosphere all combine to create a unique experience for both vacationers and residents. Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park Historic Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is a designated National Historic Landmark located on 54 acres near the southern end of Key West. A favorite with visitors, Fort Taylor is the site of one of the most popular beaches in the area, a cafe, guided tours of the fort and activities including fishing, picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, cycling and walking the nature trail. Address: 601 Howard England Way Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-6713 Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Taylor Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit Tennessee Williams is arguably one of the greatest American playwrights having earned two Pulitzer Prizes, Tony Awards and many additional awards. In 1950 he bought a home in Key West where he lived until he passed away in 1983. The exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to view a typewriter and other items used by the author and learn more about his life. Address: 513 Truman Ave Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 842-1666 Website: http://twkw.org Key West Garden Club This free tourist attraction provides educational information about tropical gardening. While you're there you'll enjoy walking brick pathways where you can view bromeliads, blooming orchards and plants and trees native to the area. Address: 1100 Atlantic Blvd Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-3210 Website: http://www.keywestgardenclub.com Key West Historic Seaport Another must-visit place in Key West, the Key West Historic Seaport is 20 acres of fun for you to explore. You can walk out onto the pier and watch the fishing boats bring in fresh seafood, take in live music, pick up hand made crafts, shop, dine on fresh seafood or enjoy a drink at one of the bars. Address: 201 William St Key West, FL 33040 Website: https://www.keywesthistoricseaport.com West Martello Tower The West Martello Tower is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Partially constructed by the Union military as a defensive structure, no armament was installed and work on the facility ended by 1866. Today West Martello is operated as a permanent horticultural exhibit by the Key West Garden Club. Address: 1100 Atlantic Blvd Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-3210 Website: http://keywestgardenclub.com/Tower_History.html Key West Cemetery This 19 acre cemetery receives the avid attention of visitors interested in the history, lore and legends surrounding this burial ground owned and operated by the City of Key West. You can access a self-guided tour map of the cemetery (Click Here For Cemetery Map and Info) and highlights about some of the people buried there. Address: 701 Passover Lane Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-8177 Website: http://www.friendsofthekeywestcemetery.com US 1 Mile Marker 0 Another very popular unique photo opportunity that visitors enjoy is the Highway 1, Mile Marker 0. Starting at 341 W Main St, Fort Kent, Maine, America's First Mile lies just across the St John River from Canada and continues to Key West Florida where it ends at Mile Marker 0. Located at: 501 Whitehead St Key West, FL 33040 Edward B. Knight Pier This dog friendly pier is always popular for viewing the ocean, fishing, watching the sunrise and sunset or just hanging out. Address: 1899 White St Key West, FL 33040 Higgs Beach African Graves In 1860, after three illegal slave ships were diverted to Key West, local residents worked to save their lives but hundreds died and were buried at Higgs Beach. This memorial is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ​​Address: Higgs Beach White Street & Atlantic Blvd Key West FL 33040 Historic Charter Boat Row As early as 1876 at least one boat owner was offering charter fishing trips. Today, the modern vessels at Charter Boat Row take anglers into the Gulf stream on a quest to catch a trophy from the deep sea. Address: 1801 N Roosevelt Blvd Key West, FL 33040 Website: http://www.keywestfishingboats.com Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery Learn about rum history with a guided tour and enjoy tasting samples of rum. Address:  201 Simonton St Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 414-8754 Website: http://www.papaspilar.com
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Key West Campgrounds, RV Parks and

Tent Camping

Camping near Key West, whether it is RV or tent camping, is a dream vacation for many of us. Below you'll find information about RV parks and campgrounds beginning at about 14 miles away from downtown Key West up to a couple of parks located right at the city limits. In addition, we've included a sample list of attractions that are most popular for visitors. Camping Key West - Nearby RV Parks and Campgrounds Things To Do While You’re Camping At Key West

Camping Key West - Nearby RV

Parks and Campgrounds

In this campgrounds and RV parks section are descriptions of places to camp with an overview of the campground including a brief summary of the amenities offered, address, telephone number and a link to their website so you can narrow down your search to the place that best suits your needs. If you love tent camping then you’ll be delighted to know that two of the RV parks reviewed (Boyd’s Key West Campground and Leo’s Campground and RV Park) have tent sites. Leo’s Campground will even rent you a tent and set it up for your stay. There’s plenty of RV camping available. With the popularity of camping in the Florida Keys, we strongly advise that you secure reservations as far in advance as possible. Bluewater Key RV Resort This RV Park is located 14 miles north of downtown Key West and is unique in that the lots are privately owned by individuals and there are a few sites available for sale in the campground. With plenty of outdoor seating, lush tropical landscaping and Tiki huts, you'll be able to enjoy the tropical experience. Since these campsites are individually owned, each one is landscaped and furnished with amenities that are unique and different from the other sites in this resort. You can probably fit your large bus into any of the sites because the average lot size length is 80 feet long by 35 feet wide or larger. There's a 200 ft community dock and all of the Bay-Front sites have private docks and most of the Canal lots also have a private dock. The campsites feature full-hookups with 30 and 50 amp electric service. Additional amenities on-site include cable TV and basic WiFi. Guests also have access to the laundry facility, pool, clubhouse, dog park, boat launch, showers and restrooms, and there's a propane exchange available. When you're camping here you'll be situated on Saddlebunch Bay, southwest of Sugarloaf Key. The resort area is protected by the Saddlebunch Keys to the south. Bluewater Key Resort doesn't offer tent camping, or accept pop-ups and slide-in campers. Address: 2950 Overseas Hwy Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 745-2494 Website: http://www.bluewaterkey.com Geiger Key Marina RV Park From this RV park you'll have a 10.5 mile drive to downtown Key West. At Geiger RV Park you'll have the option of in and off season rates, non-waterfront campsites, waterfront and premium waterfront camping at daily, weekly and monthly rates, If you don't have an RV you can always rent one of theirs to stay in. All of the sites are back-in and although you can bring your pet, you must obtain management's advance approval before you arrive with the family Fido. You'll have access to the laundry, showers, restrooms, Tiki shelter, kayak rental, boat slips, Wi-Fi, live music at the Tiki Bar and fishing at the fishing reef. The Geiger Key restaurant serves lunch and dinner every day and breakfast on weekends. Address: 5 Geiger Rd Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 296-3553 Website: http://www.geigerkeymarina.com/rv-park/ El Mar RV Resort At El Mar RV Resort you’re slightly less than 4 miles away from downtown Key West. This small campground has Resort 11 campsites; 6 are waterfront sites and 5 are non-waterfront camping. Your campsite will have full-hookups with 30 and 50 amp electric service, cable TV, Wi-Fi and big rig friendly with graveled 45 ft x 85 ft sites with a patio. Guests enjoy beautiful sunsets and views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are in-season and off-season rental rates and the minimum acceptable RV length is 26 feet in length. El Mar doesn't accommodate tent camping, truck campers or pop- ups. You can bring up to two pet with you as long as they weigh 25 lbs or less and your pet must be on a leash while its outside your RV. Address: 6700 Maloney Ave Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-0857 Website: http://elmarrvresort.com Boyd's Key West Campground While you're camping at Boyd's West you'll be located just right outside Key West city limits. This RV park offers both tent and RV camping at Key West with Oceanfront sites available, full hook-up sites, 30 and 50 amp electric service, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and LP gas available for purchase. Convenient amenities include dish washing stations, picnic tables and Pavilion with grill, pool, Tiki Hut at the pool, laundry facility, convenience store and gift shop, 24- hour security, dump station and pump-out service and 4 bath houses. When you're ready to travel into Key West there is convenient City bus service you can take advantage of. Boyd's Key West Campground has many planned activities for your entertainment including live music and dancing. You can also take advantage of sunset cruises, casino cruises and day trips to Fort. Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas Boyd's offers daily and monthly in-season off-season, waterfront and inland camping rates. Although pets are welcome at this RV park, dog breeds known to be aggressive are not allowed and your pet must be on a leash while it's outside your RV. Address: 6401 Maloney Avenue Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-1465 Website: https://www.boydscampground.com Leo's Campground and RV Park This campground is located right at the Key West city limits, so you'll have easy access to all that this tropical paradise has to offer. Tent campers are welcome and if you don't have your own tent you can always rent one of the three-person tents that Leo's will set up and take down for you at an extra charge. Leo's Campground offers in-season, off-season and monthly rental rates. RV sites are full hook-up and some tent sites have an electric hook-up. Amenities available while you're camping here include Wi- Fi locations throughout the RV park, picnic table, 50 amp electric at most campsites, cable TV, bathhouse and a laundry facility. The RV sites are back-in and the maximum RV length  is 42 feet. In the RV section pets under 30 lbs are allowed at an extra charge. Pets are not allowed in the tent section. Address: 5264 Suncrest Rd Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 296-5260 Website: http://leoscampground.com

Things To Do While You’re Camping At Key West

Equally famous for its history and nightlife, Key West is the endpoint destination on US Highway 1 and, depending on who you ask, is only 90 to 106 miles to Cuba and approximately 164 miles to Miami, Florida. Not counting tourists and cats, the current estimated population of Key West is less than 30,000. Driving the Overseas Highway (Highway 1) from the United States mainland is an experience in its own right as you cross the chain of islands connected by miles of highway over open ocean. You'll get the flavor of this tropical paradise while you enjoy viewing the wildlife and scrubby terrain during your trip. Since there is so much to see and do while you're camping in the Key West area, we've broken up the list of things to do and see into sections and you can always come back to this section and start over again. Just click on one of the links below to jump to the first topic that most interests you. Museums in Key West Deep Sea Fishing Points of Interest in Key West

Museums in Key West

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum This National Historical Landmark was built in 1851 and purchased in 1931 for Ernest and Pauline Hemingway by his wife's uncle. Their new residence required a massive restoration and remodeling project and the Hemingway couple put their personal touches into the house. In addition to the historical lure of the structure, the resident six-toed cat population are descended from a cat (named Snow White) given to Ernest by a ship's captain. Address: 907 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 Website: www.hemingwayhome.com Harry S. Truman Little White House According to official records, President Harry Truman made 11 trips to what later became known as the "Truman Little White House". Presently, this presidential museum is owned by the State of Florida. Address: 111 Front Street, Key West, FL Phone: (305) 294-9911 Website: https://www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum A national memorial to guardians killed in action in World War II and Vietnam. Located on the Truman Waterfront on the western edge of Key West Key West, FL 33041 Phone: (305) 292-5072 Website: http://www.uscgcingham.org Mel Fisher Maritime Museum This museum exhibits artifacts such as jewels, gold, silver and other artifacts relating to maritime shipwreck salvage culture, and offers educational programs about the history of maritime and colonial activity in the New World. After visiting this interesting museum you'll have a much deeper comprehension of Key West's place in history. Address: 200 Greene Street Key West, Florida 33040 Phone: (305) 294-2633 Website: http://www.melfisher.org Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum Dating from 1825, this historic light house was 65 feet tall equipped with 15 lamps in 15 inch Address: 938 Whitehead St Key West, FL 33040 Website: http://www.kwahs.org/museums/lighthouse-keepers- quarters Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum A truly fascinating place for people interested in history, the Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum will give you an insight to Henry Flagler's incredible contribution to the early development of Florida and the engineering feat that brought rail service to Key West. Address: 901 Caroline St Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 293-8716 Website: http://www.flaglerstation.net Key West Firehouse Museum This is one of Florida's oldest firehouses. In addition to visiting this historic structure, There's an antique fire truce, equipment and other artifacts of interest for the history afficianado. Address: 1026 Grinnell St. Key West, FL  33040 Phone: (305) 849-0678 Website: http://www.keywestfirehousemuseum.com Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum The Custom House was the office for the island's post office, courts and custos office after it opened in 1891. Today it houses historical exhibits about people, events, history and art. Address: 281 Front Street Key West, Florida 33040 Phone: (305) 295-6616 Website: http://www.kwahs.org/museums/custom-house Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum A significant part of Key West's rich history includes a lucrative commerce in shipwreck salvage. From atop observation towers, watchers would scan the reefs for vessels running aground. The first person reaching the wrecked ship was known as the "wrecking master" and the salvagable goods would be sold at auction for a percentage of the profit. Address: 1 Whitehead Street Key West, Florida 33040 Phone: (305) 292-8990 Website: https://www.keywestshipwreck.com Fort East Martello Museum Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this fort and tower were constructed to protect Key West from assault from the sea during the Civil War. Today it is a museum where you can view preserved relics and battlements and learn about the cigar and wrecking industries that made Key West what it is today. Address: 3501 S Roosevelt Blvd Key West, FL 33040 Phone:  (305) 296-3913 Website: http://www.kwahs.org/museums/fort-east-martello Key West Turtle Museum At this fascinating museum you'll learn about the history of turtle fishing and the cannery in Key West. The local turtle population once was an important source of food for the indigenous people who once lived here. According to historical accounts, when Ponce de Leon traveled through the area the abundance of loggerhead turtles inspired him to name the islands "Tortuas", a Spanish name for turtles. Address: 200 Margaret Street Key West, Florida  33040 Website: https://www.keywestturtlemuseum.org Audubon House Museum & Tropical Gardens It is said that John James Audubon was inspired  to use local plants in the garden in his drawings of local birds. According to legend, at the time the property was owned by one of Key West's founding fathers, Pardon Green. Later, the property was purchased by Captain John Geiger who constructed the Audubon House between 1846 and 1849.  Address: 205 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-2116 Website: http://audubonhouse.com

Deep Sea Fishing

Hit the Water when staying in Key West Description: With experienced captains like Pepe Gonzalez and Scott Gordon to guide you, it’ll be easy to see why deep sea fishing is Key West’s main attraction. A Once In a Lifetime Adventure The list of fun things to do in Key West is practically endless, but deep sea fishing stands out above all the rest. Imagine yourself spending a day fishing the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic. Imagine the thrills you'll have landing tonight's dinner or a beautiful game fish you never even knew existed. You'll target delicious food fish like mackerel, grouper, and snapper. Or maybe you'd like to go after sharks, tarpon, or some other fish with a little more fight in it. Whatever your fishing dreams are, Key West can make them come true. People come to Key West from all over the world for its deep sea fishing. Nowhere else will you find such a perfect blend of adventure, beauty, and majesty than on a fishing boat in Key West. And if you think it sounds good on paper, just wait until you get a load of the reality. With the Right Guide, Anything is Possible The deep sea fishing choices in Key West are amazing, but they can also seem a bit daunting. That's why even experienced fishermen choose to go with an expert guide, someone who knows where all the fish are and the best ways to land them. And if you want the best of the best, we suggest a day on the water with Captain Pepe Gonzalez or Captain Scott Gordon. No one knows the waters of Key West like Captain Pepe. He combines passion and expertise to deliver some of the most incredible deep sea fishing in the world. A day on the water with his Seize the Day Charters  will fill up your box faster than you ever thought possible. The only peer Captain Pepe has in Key West is Scott Gordon. Captain Scott's Too Lethal Charters runs out of the Key West Bight and will create whatever type of fishing adventure you're after. He offers the best in both reef and wreck fishing, as well as the thrills you can find closer to land. Either choice is the perfect one. When you put these men's experience, passion, and patience together with the wonders of fishing in Key West, the results are unforgettable.

Points of Interest in Key West

Southernmost Point Billed as the southernmost point in the Continental United States of America, and only 90 miles to Cubs, this spot is marked by a buoy anchored in concrete. Crowds gather here to take a picture of themselves at this landmark Address: Whitehead St & South Street Key West, FL 33040 Website: City of Key West Southernmost Point Buoy http://www.cityofkeywest- fl.gov/egov/apps/locations/facilities.egov?view=detail&id=79 The Oldest House Featuring artifacts that illustrate the early history of Key West such as ship models, family portraits, original furnishings, documents and pieces relevant to the period, this structure is a favorite stop for visitors. Construction of the story and a half home was completed by 1929 by Richard Cussans at what is now 322 Duval Street. Address: 322 Duval St Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-9501 Website: http://oirf.org/page.php?p=museum Mallory Square At this waterfront location, Master Wrecker Asa Tift docked and stored salvaged goods in his warehouses. From Key West's early beginnings this has been a gathering point for residents and visitors up until today where people enjoy the restaurants, museums, live entertainment, shopping, theater and the island's must-see Sunset Celebration. 400 Wall St Key West, FL 33040 Website: https://www.mallorysquare.com Saint Mary Star of the Sea This church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church was the fifth Catholic church erected in Florida in 1885 and after it burned in 1901, it was rebuilt with a Victorian style architecture to become the first non-wooden Catholic church in South Florida. Address:  1010 Windsor Lane Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-1018 Website: http://stmarykeywest.com Duval Street For many people, Duval Street is the destination when traveling to Key West. The food, bars, vibrant nightlife, entertainment, shopping, people watching and festive tropical atmosphere all combine to create a unique experience for both vacationers and residents. Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park Historic Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is a designated National Historic Landmark located on 54 acres near the southern end of Key West. A favorite with visitors, Fort Taylor is the site of one of the most popular beaches in the area, a cafe, guided tours of the fort and activities including fishing, picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, cycling and walking the nature trail. Address: 601 Howard England Way Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-6713 Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Taylor Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit Tennessee Williams is arguably one of the greatest American playwrights having earned two Pulitzer Prizes, Tony Awards and many additional awards. In 1950 he bought a home in Key West where he lived until he passed away in 1983. The exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to view a typewriter and other items used by the author and learn more about his life. Address: 513 Truman Ave Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 842-1666 Website: http://twkw.org Key West Garden Club This free tourist attraction provides educational information about tropical gardening. While you're there you'll enjoy walking brick pathways where you can view bromeliads, blooming orchards and plants and trees native to the area. Address: 1100 Atlantic Blvd Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-3210 Website: http://www.keywestgardenclub.com Key West Historic Seaport Another must-visit place in Key West, the Key West Historic Seaport is 20 acres of fun for you to explore. You can walk out onto the pier and watch the fishing boats bring in fresh seafood, take in live music, pick up hand made crafts, shop, dine on fresh seafood or enjoy a drink at one of the bars. Address: 201 William St Key West, FL 33040 Website: https://www.keywesthistoricseaport.com West Martello Tower The West Martello Tower is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Partially constructed by the Union military as a defensive structure, no armament was installed and work on the facility ended by 1866. Today West Martello is operated as a permanent horticultural exhibit by the Key West Garden Club. Address: 1100 Atlantic Blvd Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 294-3210 Website: http://keywestgardenclub.com/Tower_History.html Key West Cemetery This 19 acre cemetery receives the avid attention of visitors interested in the history, lore and legends surrounding this burial ground owned and operated by the City of Key West. You can access a self-guided tour map of the cemetery (Click Here For Cemetery Map and Info) and highlights about some of the people buried there. Address: 701 Passover Lane Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-8177 Website: http://www.friendsofthekeywestcemetery.com US 1 Mile Marker 0 Another very popular unique photo opportunity that visitors enjoy is the Highway 1, Mile Marker 0. Starting at 341 W Main St, Fort Kent, Maine, America's First Mile lies just across the St John River from Canada and continues to Key West Florida where it ends at Mile Marker 0. Located at: 501 Whitehead St Key West, FL 33040 Edward B. Knight Pier This dog friendly pier is always popular for viewing the ocean, fishing, watching the sunrise and sunset or just hanging out. Address: 1899 White St Key West, FL 33040 Higgs Beach African Graves In 1860, after three illegal slave ships were diverted to Key West, local residents worked to save their lives but hundreds died and were buried at Higgs Beach. This memorial is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ​​Address: Higgs Beach White Street & Atlantic Blvd Key West FL 33040 Historic Charter Boat Row As early as 1876 at least one boat owner was offering charter fishing trips. Today, the modern vessels at Charter Boat Row take anglers into the Gulf stream on a quest to catch a trophy from the deep sea. Address: 1801 N Roosevelt Blvd Key West, FL 33040 Website: http://www.keywestfishingboats.com Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery Learn about rum history with a guided tour and enjoy tasting samples of rum. Address:  201 Simonton St Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 414-8754 Website: http://www.papaspilar.com
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