Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum, Key West

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The Key West Art & Historical Society is a non-profit organization that exits to promote the humanities, art, and history of the Florida Keys by educating the public and by collecting, preserving, restoring, and exhibiting significant art, artifacts, and historical properties.
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  • August 26, 2017
    Vety attractive structure from the outside- will certainly gets one's attention. Nice statues and images surround the place= very photo worthy. Easy yo find  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Very interesting with exhibits on the role of the navy in Key West, the U.S.S. Maine and Spanish - American war, Henry Flagler and the railroad, and the construction of the highway. Great presentation...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    The Custom House was built in 1891 and was a major part of the Mallory seaport at Key West. As a federal building, it housed Key West's custom house, district courts and post office. In 1898, the Cust...  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    A very nice museum with both permanent and changing exhibits. One of the most interesting exhibits is on the Flagler railroad which once linked Key West to the mainland.
  • July 3, 2017
    Truly amazing exhibits on the history of Key West, the military in Key West, and the development of arts in Key West. They also have a great set of illustrations of Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway
  • January 17, 2017
    This is one of the better museums that I've been to. I'm not a museum person but this museum is small enough that I didn't get bored and I found the history behind Key West to be very interesting.
  • May 30, 2017
    Enjoyed the tour!. Beautiful old building.
  • February 4, 2017
    Very nice exhibits highlighting Hemingway, the Navy, and Flagler's railroad to Key West. Beautiful building restoration. Intriguing outside sculptures.

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To explore the best of what Key West has to offer on foot, stay near Old Town, a picturesque neighborhood famous for its streets lined with tropical trees and gardens. Most hotels in this area feature rooftop decks, where you can meet friends for cocktails and enjoy ocean views at sunset. If you don't mind driving to where most of the action is, consider staying at a budget-priced inn or bed and breakfast on the eastern end of the island.
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