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History & Culture

Uncover Our History

Once a deserted island born from a dream, full of possibility and thickets of mangroves, Key West bears a history unlike any other. Its magic has lured pirates and wreckers, artists and writers, sailors and merchants, and countless others. Now, as its future unfolds, we can explore the fascinating history that shaped this land.

Fun Facts | Did you know?

  • Key West natives are known as "conchs"
  • We're home to a large population of free-roaming chickens.
  • The lowest temperature on record in the Florida Keys is 41°F.
  • Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West during the 1930s.
  • Key West's coral reef is the third largest in the world.

Wooden post with major city directions in Taylor Historic StatePark
Ernest Hemingway yellow and white house
Truman House with white walls & American colored banners
White lighthouse surrounded by greenery
Close up of butterfly on leaf
Image of fish in aquarium from below
Historic Sites & Museums

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

5.6 miles
601 Howard England Way
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-6713

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

5.0 miles
907 Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-1136

Harry S. Truman Little White House

5.7 miles
111 Front St
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-9911

Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Museum

5.0 miles
938 Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-0012

Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

5.0 miles
1316 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-2988

Key West Aquarium

5.4 miles
1 Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-2051

Contact Concierge

Contact Concierge

(786) 862-6626

Experiences you
won't want to miss
Imagine aquamarine waters, deep-water shipwrecks, living coral reefs, and even more for you to explore. 
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