Museums

Information about visiting Key West's museums, including the Hemingway House, Mel Fisher's, Custom's House, Truman's Little White House, and other notable places.

No visit to Key West would be complete without a visit to a few of our fascinating museums. This little island is filled with important United States history, unique geography and eco-system, and a plethora of interesting local characters.
Natural history, culture, art, and local history should be explored at Key West’s local museums, and here are places we recommend you visit:

Custom’s House

Custom’s House

One of Key West's most impressive structures, the Custom House was where wrecking cases were adjudicated by a Federal magistrate.
Shipwreck Museum

Shipwreck Museum

Learn about the wrecking industry during the 19th century, where captains raced to salvage ships run aground on the reef.
Hemingway House

Hemingway House

Where the writer worked on For Whom the Bell Toll, To Have and Have Not, and other famous works.
East Martello

East Martello

Early strategic fort and home to an interesting museum filled with early island artifacts.