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

Categories: Lighthouses, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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 an enriching tour. I had to rush through, but I really enjoyed learning some of Key West's history. The climb up to the top of the lighthouse was killer!!! 
  • The staff was was courteous and informative. The view atop the lighthouse was amazing. It was a 360 view of Key West with a perfect view of the Atlantic Ocean. Our day of the visit was very clear. 
  • Great view of key west. Best I've come across so far. Some interesting info about this lighthouse and lighthouses in general. Nothing overly exciting besides the view and the climb :) 
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