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 was a pleasant surprise with an amazing view of the entire island. You will learn about the lighting and the people 
  • The lighthouse is in downtown Key West so it is very close to other things to see. It is great for taking pictures of the light house and from the light house of the town. The light house its self is ...  more »
  • Very nice spot to visit. The climb up is, well, a climb so if you can't do stairs there's still the lighthouse keepers quarters. The gift shop has some really cool local art stuff available for a much...  more »