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. 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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  • Worth an hour or so. Keepers quarters now a mini museum giving an idea of the keepers lifestyle, 7 days a week, year around.....glamorous not apt description, u understand how hard it was. Lighthouse ...  more »
  • Key West clean up crews did a great job after Irma. You'd never know what happened only a few short months ago as you enjoy the view from the lighthouse.  more »
  • Exciting, climbing the 88 steps to arrive and have a wonderful view of all Key West, the beauty of the sea, and all the surrounding. Taking pictures from here is wonderful.
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