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

The historic red brick building in Key West, known as the Customs House
Now home to the Key West Art & Historical Museum, the Custom House is a distinctive landmark on the Key West Harbor.

Built in 1891, this magnificent red brick building, known locally as the Custom House, is a 3 ½ story Romanesque style landmark which first served as the city’s Federal Building during the wrecking era. The waterfront building’s bright red roof is iconic and easily spotted from a distance, especially by boaters.

We highly recommend a visit here.

The recently completed $9 million restoration transformed it into a first class museum called the Key West Art & Historical Museum, and contains excellent fine-art and history exhibits. Current exhibitions include Ernest Hemingway, folk artist Mario Sanchez, and railroad-builder Henry Flagler.

Hours: Open daily 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. (except Christmas)

Cost: $7 per adult, $6 per senior, $5 per child, and FREE for children under 6.

Phone: 305-295-6616

Location: 281 Front Street