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Key West Lighthouse & Museum, Key West

Key West Lighthouse & Museum, Key West (must see)

If you can fend off the claustrophobia and don't mind heights, you can climb to the top of this historic lighthouse (completed in 1848) to see the old lantern and to enjoy a panoramic view of the entire island/key and the ocean. There are 88 tiny and constricting steps to the top. There are also three small landings you can stop on to rest if you need to. Near the tower, you can see an interesting banyan tree that seems to have been planted when the lighthouse was built. There is also a small museum house that tells the history of the lighthouse.

Tip:
The stairs up the light might get a little interesting if you're not in sneakers, so it might be a good idea to swap the flip flops if you do the climb.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:30am-4:30pm

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Key West Lighthouse & Museum on Map

Sight Name: Key West Lighthouse & Museum
Sight Location: Key West, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Key West, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Key West

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles

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