Mallory Square has a long history of being a center of activity in Key West. Once the chosen anchorage of pirates, it later became the base for anti-pirate campaigns orchestrated by Commodore Porter in the 1800’s. It’s proximity to port has also made it the center of the wrecking industry and the assembling point of American forces on Key West throughout four wars. Today, it’s the top location for viewing Key West sunsets, family fun, and street performers. Shop for souvenirs from local artisans in the stores surrounding the square, have a drink at one of the Island’s famed watering holes, or set out on a glass-bottom boating adventure from the nearby port.