Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, Key West
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Visit Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, with a 20 m (65 ft) lighthouse that opened in 1825. The first keeper, Michael Mabrity, died in 1832, and his widow, Barbara, took over for the next 32 years. It was quite unusual to have a female keeper at the time. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1969. Today you can explore the quarters and see the keeper's tools and personal effects, including those of Barbara Mabrity. Climb the 88 steps of the spiral staircase to the deck for a glimpse of the Fresnel lights and a view over the sea. Tours are self-guided, but a staff member is on site to answer your questions. Using our custom trip planner, Key West attractions like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This not an easy climb. The trip to the top is on a very tight circle stairway to the top, however you well be rewarded with a great 360 degree view of the city, gulf, Atlantic and the surrounding are...  more »
  • Although there is a good amount of factual history available here, the 88 stairs to the viewing area are cumbersome and not for the feint of heart. Observation deck offers decent views all around. Kee...  more »
  • The Lighthouse is in very good condition and gives a super view of Key West from the top - Be sure to visit the LightHouse Keepers Home that is part of this Exhibit.