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Key West Electric Company – A Modern Building on a Historic Walking Tour

When you head over to James Street you see a little different Key West.  The buildings are more functional ... modern than those you find a few streets over in Old Town.  The Key West Electric Company building is no exception.  Located ...

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key west historic memorial sculpture garden

Key West Historic Memorial Sculpture Garden

Even today, I am surprised how I can just "happen" upon something pretty cool in Key West.  The island isn't that big and you would think there isn't much to discover after many, many trips.  But, once again, I am wrong.  The ...

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weatherstation inn

Weatherstation Inn – Historic Walking Tour

I love how you can combine history with a really cool place to stay.  The Weatherstation Inn combines my two loves.  Located at 57 Front Street, you are in the heart of Truman Annex.  One of the quietest, most centrally located places ...

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san carlos institute and museum

18 Stops Along The Key West Museum Trail

Anyone who visits Key West realizes how much history can be found here.  This history is preserved in the many museums found around town.  This Key West Museum Trail offers a way to explore the Island, learn more about Key West's history ...

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Tennessee Williams Exhibit

Tennessee Williams Exhibit – Historic Walking Tour

The Tennessee Williams Exhibit is located at 513 Truman Avenue, just off of Duval Street.  At first I thought this house was where Tennessee Williams lived, but sadly it is not.  This home was a private home and has kept much of ...

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George curry mansion

7 Curry Mansions – Historic Walking Tour

William Curry was Florida's first millionaire.  He gave each of his children $10,000 to build a home of their own.  The result?  The Key West Historic district has seven beautiful mansions you can explore, visit and even spend the night at a ...

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3 Best Things about Truman Annex Key West

After your first visit or may be even a few visits, you will definitely find your favorite spots on the Island.  Favorite place to stay, favorite place for Happy Hour, favorite place to watch sunset, favorite place to walk.  We have ours ...

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curry mansion

Curry Mansion – Historic Walking Tour

The Curry Mansion located at 511 Caroline Street is more than a stop along the historic walking tour, it's a place to stay, relax and enjoy Key West.  Located between Eaton and Greene Streets, this inn is centrally located to the activities ...

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key west sponge market

Sponging – More Than a Shopping Trip

At 1 Whitehead Street you will find the Key West Sponge Market.  Given it's location, you will find all of the normal tourist shopping items.  Key Lime products, nautical stuff and of course, sponges.  Lots and lots of sponges.  Here you will ...

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Gatoville

Gatoville – Historic Walking Tour

Located on the 1100 block of Simonton Street you will find one of the first successful industrial communities in the United States.  Between 1880 and the early 1900's, Key West had a large influx of Cuban expatriates.  They were escaping the oppression ...

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Benjamin Curry House

Benjamin Curry House – Historic Walking Tour

Located at 610 Southard Street, the Benjamin Curry House is one of the few historic homes, still owned by the original family.  This home was built by Benjamin Curry, Jr. the brother of Florida's first millionaire, William Curry.  He purchased an acre ...

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la terraza de marti

La Terraza de Marti – Historic Walking Tour

As you walk the southern end of Duval, you will find La Te Da, located at 1125 Duval Street.  Stop for a moment and read the walking tour sign, as this place is strongly connected to the Cuban Revolution and reminds us ...

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cable hut

Cable Hut – Historic Walking Tour

There is an unassuming concrete building next to the Southernmost Point.  Most people will pass it by without a second thought.  But, take time to read the plaque and understand its history.  This cable hut was built on the mainland and transported ...

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Freeman Curry House Key West

Freeman Curry House – Historic Walking Tour

The Freeman Curry House is located at 724 Eaton Street.  Although, not open to the public, the home is a great example of how a Classic Revival home looks like it belongs in Key West.  The home shows its Bahamian influence, like ...

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Gato Village Park

The Gato Village Park

Located at 616 Louisa Street, the Gato Village Park is a small space set aside for everyone to enjoy.  It's a pocket park, because its a small neighborhood park tucked into an out of the way place.  Perfect spot to enjoy a ...

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The Speakeasy Inn and The Rum Bar

The Speakeasy Inn and Rum Bar

Located at 1117 Duval Street, The Speakeasy Inn is a stop on the historic walking tour, but it really is more than just a stop.  The Speakeasy Inn is a quaint and wonderful place to stay.  Everyone who stays here loves the atmosphere, ...

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Fogarty Mansion

The Fogarty Mansion – Historic Walking Tour

This beautiful home is located at 227 Duval Street, at the corner of Duval and Caroline.  The current structure was built in 1887 by Charles Curry, son of Florida's first millionaire William Curry.  It is by far one of the grandest homes ...

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Cosgrove House

The Cosgrove House – Historic Walking Tour

Located at 323 Whitehead Street, between Eaton and Caroline Streets the Cosgrove House is a must see stop on the historic walking tour.  But, not so much for the house,  but the beautiful banyan tree located out front.  The  Cosgrove House is ...

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Neighborhood store

The Neighborhood Store – Historic Walking Tour

This was built originally as a grocery store for the neighborhood.  As in most towns, it was very common to find a laundry, drug store, billiard hall, dry good store, coffee shop, ice cream parlor and bakery in the many neighborhoods in ...

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William Wall Warehouse

William Wall Warehouse – Historic Walking Tour

William Wall, was an Englishman, who came to Key West in 1824 as a shipwreck victim.  In seven short years, he amassed a large fortune as a pioneer in the cigar industry.  As a matter of point, he is credited with starting ...

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La Concha Key West

La Concha Key West – Historic Walking Tour

Located at 430 Duval between Fleming and Eaton Streets, the La Concha Key West is the tallest building in Key West.  You can enjoy a spa day on the roof top or a glass of wine from the wine bar on the ...

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Key West Armory

Key West Armory the initial home to The Studios of Key West

The Armory is located at 600 White Street on the corner of White and Southard.  In 2006 the Key West Armory became the initial home of the Studios of Key West.  The Studios have now relocated to 533 Eaton Street, but the ...

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Fire Station No 3, Key West, FL

Fire Station No. 3 and Museum

Fire Station No. 3 is located at 1026 Grinnell between Virginia Street and Truman Avenue.  It was built in 1907.  When it opened, Key West had 12 paid firemen and 200 volunteers.  Some believe it to be the oldest working fire station ...

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Patterson Baldwin Home, Oldest Schoolhouse, Key West

Patterson Baldwin House – Oldest Schoolhouse – Historic Walking Tour

Located at 336 Duval (Corner of Eaton and Duval) is the Oldest Schoolhouse also known as the Patterson Baldwin House. It started as a modest one and half story cottage with a front and side porch.  It was moved to this location after ...

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Oldest Drug Store, Key West, FL

Oldest Drug Store – Historic Walking Tour

Located at 500 Simonton Street is the Oldest Drug Store.  This is one of the oldest commercial buildings in Key West. Dr. John Maloney opened the Key West Drug Company in 1903.  He purchased the adjacent building, at 532 Fleming, in 1908 opening ...

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