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Key West Lighthouse Museum

Category: Monuments + Museums + Sightseeing + Tours

938 Whitehead St, Key, FL 33040


Map of Key West Lighthouse Museum and recommended places nearby
1. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
2. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
3. Morse Museum of American Art
4. Barnacle State Historic Site
5. Boyd's Key West Campground
6. J.N. (Ding) Darling National Wildlife Refuge
7. The Bok Tower Gardens Foundation
8. Gingerbread Square Gallery
9. Key West Museum of Art & History
10. Museum of Arts and Sciences
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Key West Lighthouse Museum - Reviews from across the web

Key West Lighthouse Museum | Museum/Attraction Review | Key West | Frommers.com - expert review
When the Key West Lighthouse opened in 1848, many locals mourned. Its bright warning to ships signaled the end of a profitable era for wreckers, the pirate salvagers who looted reef-stricken ships. The story of this and other Keys lighthouses...

What a View! - user review
The lighthouse museum is well worth the very reasonable price. if you love maritime history, or just love beautiful views, make it a point to go. The lightkeepers home, which i...

Bit Pricey - user review
The lighthouse had amazing history. The staris up took a while. (254 to be exact) but when we made it up the veiw was amazing. However the $10 that we paid was a little unreason...

Key West Lighthouse - user review
I have a thing for lighthouses and love to collect photos of them. I really enjoyed the Key West Light. When we went, we were free to roam around and read at our leisure. There was no formal tour. You can go up into the lighthouse, which provides some excellent views of the whole island and allows y...

Needs a story teller - user review
With such a rich history, this sparce collection of static historic items needs some human commentary and stories. What little we were able to learn at the gift shop later, would have been...

Great Views - user review
The climb to the top and the views are the highlight of this venture. The shop does not have that much to sell. $10 is a bit much for entrance fee ($5 would be much more reasona...

a view from the top - user review
This is a smaller lighthouse with a narrow spiral staircase. From the top you can see the top of the old victorian buildings and overlook Key West. I took some lovely pictures from the top ...

Lighthouse Museum - expert review
For the best view in town and a history lesson at the same time, climb the 88 steps to the top of this 92-foot lighthouse. It was built in 1847. About 15 years later, a Fresnel lens was installed at a cost of $1 million. The keeper lived in the adjacent 1887 clapboard house, which now exhibits vinta...

Lighthouse - user review
My daughter and I climbed the lighthouse at Key West, Florida. It was an awesome experience. Eighty-eight steps to the top and when there, we could see everything of Key West, inclu...

Key West Lighthouse Museum - expert review
When the Key West Lighthouse opened in 1848, it signaled the end of a profitable era for the pirate salvagers who looted reef-stricken ships. The story of this and other area lighthouses is illustrated in a small museum that was formerly the keeper's quarters. It's worth mustering the energy to clim...

Great lighthouse - user review
Typical lighthouse. Great shots from parking lot. The store does not carry much so do duval. kinda expensive to go in. Ver...

Great lighthouse & keeper's house full of historic displays - user review
This is the 6th lighthouse I've climbed and 5th one in Florida. It is shorter than the others so quick to climb. Nice view of Key West all around (take camera in fannie pack). Hemingw...

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