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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  • Have visited this site several times. As with all light houses this is an interesting site. Being the light House is not extremely high the climb to the top is worth doing. Great views. Key locations ...  more »
  • Ok, so I am afraid of heights and narrow spaces--and was actually quite terrified of the entire experience--but I wouldn't have missed this for the world. Incredible views of the entire Island of Key ...  more »
  • Great place to visit after seeing Hemingway's house. View is outstanding when you get to the top. Need to be in good shape to climb the steps.  more »