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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  • We like lighthouses and usually seek them when along the coasts or in island areas. The grounds are one of the larger open spaces in Key West and a day with busy foot traffic it a nice spot to get out...  more »
  • Four of us visited here, but only two climbed the 88 steps. The grounds are nice and the people waiting are fun to talk with. Bikers come by and lots of other interesting tour groups...you'll get a ki...  more »
  • The lighthouse and keepers quarters were interesting. Not too bad of a climb. Great views from above. The gift shop was nice with many neat items. The only negative I had was the irritable and snarky ...  more »