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ATTRACTIONS Key West City Cemetery 701 Passover Lane; (305) 292-8177; Stop at the sexton’s office near the entrance at Passover and Windsor lanes for a map of a free walking tour from the Historic Florida Keys Foundation. The tour includes the famous headstone of hypochondriac B.P. “Pearl” Roberts that reads: “I told you I was sick.” You can also arrange for a guided tour in exchange for a donation to the foundation by calling ahead of time. Key West Food Tours (305) 396-2224; Walk with us, talk with us—and sample the best Key West cuisine along the way. Key West Food Tours take up to 10 people on a walking tour of Old Town, stopping at six island food favorites. Feast on authentic Cuban food at El Siboney, throw back a couple shots at the Key West Distillery (just in case you haven’t shaken off the mainland yet) and maybe try Blue Heaven’s famous Key lime pie, with its mile-high meringue. Then enjoy Camille’s, a funky, laid-back local favorite with great café con leche, by the way, and finish up at Andy’s Cabana, which serves yummy fish tacos, conch fritters and yellow snapper. Our guides also will stuff you full of local history. Key West Food Tours, meets at 11 a.m. at Catherine and William streets. You’ll have to buy tickets to learn the exact location. Key West Historic Memorial Sculpture Garden 401 Wall St., at Mallory Square; This sculpture garden, at the site of the original shoreline in Mallory Square, features 36 bronze busts of the most influential men and women from Key West’s past, including Henry Flagler, Ernest Hemingway and President Harry S. Truman, among others.

Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters Museum 938 Whitehead St.; (305) 294-

0012; This lighthouse opened in 1848, was decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1969, and now stands as a museum dedicated to Key West’s maritime heritage. Take a look at the artifacts of lighthouse keepers past, and then climb the 88 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a great view.

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

1 Whitehead St.; (305) 292-8990; Walk up the 65-foot lookout tower for a 365-degree view of Key West and its harbor, learn about the lucrative wrecking industry and discover artifacts from the Isaac Allerton, the richest shipwreck in Key West’s history.

Key West Theater 512 Eaton St.; (305)

985-0433; The Key West Theater is a newly renovated performing arts center that presents original plays, musicals, films and concerts. Their performance season includes world premieres of plays penned by Key West writers, a Broadway concert series, nationally known musicians and music acts, concerts by local musicians as well as national recording artists such as Christopher Cross.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden 5210 College Road, Stock Island; (305)


296-1504; keywestbotanicalgarden. org This natural conservation habitat is home to many endangered flora and fauna as well as two of the last remaining freshwater ponds in the Keys, making it a migratory stopping point for rare birds from as far away as South America.

Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St.; (305) 292-1008; keywestwildlifecenter. org The Key West Wildlife Center is in the 8-acre Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park and includes a nature walk with a freshwater pond and two aviaries. The center also provides rehabilitative care to more than 1,000 native wild animals. Mallory Square Sunset Celebration

400 Wall St.; (786) 565-7448; This nightly festival begins at the water’s edge about an hour or two before sunset and includes street performers, local artisans, food carts, palmists and psychics. Jewelry, T-shirts, photographs, paintings and sculptures made by local artists are also for sale.

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum 200 Greene

St.; (305) 294-2633; Exhibits include treasures from the Spanish galleons of 1622 discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew, Spanish coins in the New World, the real pirates of the Caribbean, the science of shipwrecks, artifacts from a merchant slave ship and much more.

Mile Marker 0 Sign 490 Whitehead St., corner of Fleming Street U.S. 1 begins here in Key West, continues 2,369 miles north up the East Coast, and ends in Fort Kent, Maine. Stop here to commemorate your visit to Key West with a photo next to the iconic Mile Marker 0 sign.

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Mark your Calendar for these upcoming 2019 Garden Events April 13th 15th Annual Migration Mania & Great Egg Hunt

April 20th Speaker Series Presents Karen DeMaria - City of Key West Heritage Tree Program

April 15th - July 31st 9th Annual Key West Art in the

May 18th Speaker Series Presents Alison Higgins - Anticipated Effect of Climate Change


Native Plant Sale: 3rd Saturday of Each Month For more information and to keep up to date with all Garden Events visit or call 305.296.1504 The Key West Botanical Garden Society, Inc. is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation. Donations are deductible under the Internal Revenue Service Code. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800HELPFLA(435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. The Garden is publicly owned and operated as a passive, natural resource-based public outdoor recreational site. It is the policy of the Key West Botanical Garden Society to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please contact Karen Frank-Noll at or 305-296-1504 at least five business days in advance for sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format.

Old Town Trolley Tours of Key West 201 Front St.; (855) 623-8289; www. Historic Tours has been running sightseeing trolleys in Key West for more than 25 years. Hop on and off throughout the day at numerous attractions including the Hemingway House, Little White House, Shell Shop and Mallory Square. The Oldest House Museum 322 Duval St.; (305) 294-9501; The Oldest House in Key West features family portraits, original furnishings and other period pieces, ship models and documents that tell the story of old Key West. In the rear of the house is a spacious, peaceful garden where benches invite you to sit and reflect. Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval St.; (305)

296-9911; The Red Barn Theatre has been producing plays and musicals in Key West for more than 35 years. This 88-seat theater is actually a converted carriage house built behind the Duval Street mansion in 1829.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 108 Duval St.; (305) 293-9939; keywest Ripley’s contains more than 550 odd, bizarre and unusual exhibits housed in a historical building. Exhibits include taxidermy of two-headed animals, a shrunken torso,“Miracle” the white buffalo and a landscape carving made of camel bone, among many others.

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Key West Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 Issue  

Here's 565 Reasons You’ll Love It Here in Key West, including in-depth listings and reviews of our 31 Beaches, 296 Bars Cafés and Restauran...

Key West Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 Issue  

Here's 565 Reasons You’ll Love It Here in Key West, including in-depth listings and reviews of our 31 Beaches, 296 Bars Cafés and Restauran...