Higgs Beach African Graves, Key West

Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The African Cemetery at Higgs Beach is an historic cemetery in Key West, Florida. It contains the graves of Africans who died after being rescued in 1860 from captured slave ships. The cemetery was discovered in 2002 using ground-penetrating radar. On June 26, 2012, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Worth a moment to read and remember past history. Very interesting and informative. The nearby Fort is also a good attraction.  more »
  • Very interesting and informative monument in honor of some African slaves. It’s right on Higgs Beach which has a very nice pier and a dog park across the street  more »
  • I was impressed that the layout was done so thoughtfully and compassionately. Take a moment to reflect and remember those who were so innocent and treated so wrongly.  more »

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