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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  • I love the lighthouse, but this in particular did not like me, not so high to be in the middle of the city and very blocked by trees, not meeting that is worth paying for upload
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  • OK. I confess. We like lighthouses! The Key West light is a good example of a period light house and the price of admission is worth it to climb to the top level and see Key West from a unique perspec...  more »
  • it's a long way up on a hot day, and what you get is basically a birds eye view of the island. I'm not disappointed we did the climb :)  more »