Local Attractions

Local Attractions Small Island. Big Fun.

There’s so much to do and see here, you’ll wonder how they fit it all on a 2 by 4 mile island. From six-toed cats and pirates’ booty to hallowed grounds and gorgeous sunsets, you’ll find more than enough history, outdoor beauty, and quirky Key West oddities to fill your vacation. And with the Southernmost Beach Resort just steps from the Southernmost Point and Duval Street, it’ll take you no time to tick off that Key West bucket list.

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Southernmost PointErected in 1983, the Southernmost Point concrete buoy was originally marked with a sign that was often stolen.More Info
Key West Lighthouse Museum with palm trees and red flowers in the foreground.
Key West Lighthouse MuseumOpening in 1848, the Key West Lighthouse was one of the first and only to have a woman as its keeper—nearly unheard of during the 19th century.More Info
Close-up image of a beautiful butterfly landing on a tree branch. With colorful flowers.
Key West Butterfly & Nature ConservatoryExperience the magical world of butterflies and exotic birds at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.More Info
The Ernest Hemingway House in Key West.
Ernest Hemingway HouseA registered national historic landmark, the Hemingway House offers guided tours of the author’s home and its stunning grounds.More Info
The grounds of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park with the Atlantic Ocean in the background.
Fort Zachary Taylor State ParkCompleted in 1866, this historic fortress oversaw protection of the Island throughout four wars before being designated a historic landmark and repurposed as Florida’s Southernmost state park in 1973.More Info
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Mel Fisher Maritime MuseumHome to an amazing wealth of treasures recovered from sunken Spanish galleons by Mel Fisher and his crew.More Info
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Mallory SquareMallory Square has a long history of being a center of activity in Key West.More Info
The exterior of the Audubon House in Key West.
Audubon HouseBuilt in the 1840s, as a residence for Captain John Huling Geiger and his family, this historic mansion was slated for demolition in 1958 when it was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation.More Info
The historic Truman Little White House in Key West.
Truman Little White HouseBuilt in 1890, this historic property served as Key West’s naval command headquarters during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II.More Info
Key West Recreation
Key West AquariumLocated in Key West’s famous Mallory Square, the Key West Aquarium is one of the Island’s most popular attractions.More Info
The brick exterior of Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House
Custom HouseBuilt in 1891, this stunning representation of Key West architecture has had many lives as the Key West Customs office, postal service, district courts, and United States Navy headquarters for their Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico operations.  More Info
Brick walls and tropical plants at West Martello Tower Key West Garden Club
West Martello Tower Key West Garden ClubBuilt by the US Army in 1863 as a look out during the Civil War and Spanish-American Wars, this former military site is today a National Historic Site and home to the Key West Garden Club.More Info
East Martello Art & Historical Society from the water.
East Martello Art & Historical SocietyOriginally built by the United States Army in 1862 to protect Key West against a possible attack by the Confederate Army, today visitors can explore the property which is run by the Key West Art & Historical Society.More Info
The gates and ground of Key West Cemetery with American flags on each grave.
Key West CemeterySitting at the foot of Solares Hill in Old Town, the Key West Cemetery was established in 1847 after a hurricane washed out the Island’s original cemetery.More Info
Coast Guard Cutter Ingham
Coast Guard Cutter InghamKey West’s Maritime Museum and National Historic Landmark, the Coast Guard Cutter Ingham is located at the Truman Waterfront.More Info