Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, Key West

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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. Use our Key West trip itinerary app to visit Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum on your trip to Key West, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • You are basicity paying a high price to climb 208 stairs and see key west from the top of a lighthouse. Worth it as a one time thing. Prices are cheaper online or as part of a Truman little white...  more »
  • The keeper's quarters is full of well-presented information about the island and the role the lighthouse played. The lighthouse itself is a bit of a steep climb, but you get great views over the...  more »
  • A must see for a great view of the island. Great preservation and history of Key West on display. Theres 88 steps to the top, you can do it! Definitely recommend.  more »

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