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

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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. Use our Key West trip itinerary app to visit Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum on your trip to Key West, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Put on your walking shoes for the climb to the top. Great views and fun to experience. The museum and gift shop are very nice.  more »
  • Ships Ahoy! The Key West was an unexpectedly fun find. On a clear day you can have 360 views standing outside the lighthouse beacon. For those who have a fear of heights, this may not be your...  more »
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