Key West Attractions & Places to Visit


Key West is known for its many attractions, things to do, and places to visit. It has renowned maritime museums, aquariums, a butterfly conservatory, as well as a shipwreck museum. Key West is also known for Fort Jefferson, located off shore at Dry Tortugas National Park. Key West also offers tourist deep sea fishing, sailing, and water tours of the entire Keys system. Visit Key West and see all the things there are to do!

Hemingway Home & Museum


Take a leisurely tour of the home and gardens of the late Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway. A Registered National Historic Landmark. Have a garden wedding, reception, or party at Ernest Hemingway's home.

907 Whitehead St.
Key West, FL 33040
305.294.1136
www.hemingwayhome.com

Key West Aquarium


The Aquarium was built between 1932 and 1934, and was a major part of Key West�s attempt to stage an economic recovery by advertising their city as �America�s Caribbean Island.� Today, Key West hosts millions of visitors and the Aquarium showcases marine life indigenous to the Florida Keys. Discover the undersea world at the Key West Aquarium.

1 Whitehead Street in Mallory Square
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-2051
www.keywestaquarium.com

Butterfly Conservatory


Voted #1 Attraction in Key West by People's Choice Awards. Walk through a tropical paradise with hundreds of butterflies and exotic colorful birds from around the world. Let nature surround you as you enjoy a spectacular experience you don't want to miss.

1316 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-296-2988
www.keywestbutterfly.com

President Harry S. Truman’s Little White House

See the southern most presidential estate for a U.S. president. The site of several important historic events, including as the naval station’s command headquarters during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Starting in 1946, the Little White House became the winter White House of President Harry S. Truman. 

111 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-9911
www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com

Key West Shipwreck Museum


Come see a museum devoted to the historic vocation of shipwreck salvaging in Key West, Florida. The mid-1800's saw almost 100 ships per day pass by the dangerous waters of Key West, with one a week sinking with its valuable cargo. The Key West Shipwreck Museum documnets the era and the wrecks that littered the Florida Keys.

Key West Shipwreck Museum
1 Whitehead Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Telephone: (305) 292-8990
www.shipwreckhistoreum.com

President Harry S. Truman’s Little White House

See the southern most presidential estate for a U.S. president. The site of several important historic events, including as the naval station’s command headquarters during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Starting in 1946, the Little White House became the winter White House of President Harry S. Truman. 

111 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-9911
www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park


Enjoy 54 acres of recreation, beach, beach equipment & watersport rentals, including chairs, snokel gear, and floats. The State Park is also ideal for beachfront weddings. It is Florida's southernmost state park and is extremely popular for U.S. military history, being completed in 1866. The fort was one of a series built to defend the nation's southeastern coastline and was used in the Civil War and Spanish-American War.

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
601 Howard England Way
Key West, Florida 33040
Telephone: 305) 292-6713
http://www.fortzacharytaylor.com/

The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum


The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is dedicated to gathering and sharing New World maritime, colonial, and shipwreck archaelogoy information. The Museum continues to excavate and document shipwrecks around the submerged reefs and shoals of the Florida Keys.

The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
200 Greene Street
Key West, Florida 33040
305.294.2633
melfisher.org

Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas


Fort Jefferson is a U.S. Government fort built in the mid 1800's on Garden Key. Garden Key is a sand and coral island approximately 70 miles west of Key West, Florida. Garden Key is considered to be a part of the Dry Tortugas National Park, a series of sand and coral islands, excellent for snorkeling and scuba diving. Jefferson Fort was never finished, but holds the record as the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere and was built to protect against pirarcy in the gulf and caribbean. While it takes a couple hours to get there by tour boat, it is known for its awesome and beautiful scenary.

Yankee Freedom II - Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry
251 Margaret Street
Key West, Florida 33040
305-294-7009
www.yankeefreedom.com



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