Learn about Key West’s museums, attractions, watersports, and points of interest

Fort Jefferson Museum, one of numerous fascinating attractions in Key West

With so much history, beauty, and revelry, it’s no wonder that Key West is at the top of many traveler’s lists.

There really is something for everyone in Key West – regardless of your interest.

For a majority of visitors, the water is the biggest draw. For others, it’s the incredible history and architecture of the island. And many just want to be where Hemingway was inspired.

So when you are not on the beach, or enjoying the many, many bars – listed below are the many fun things to check out and do in Key West on your vacation.

Attractions

Key West Firehouse Museum

Fascinating stories of Key West’s firefighting history, the cigar industry, and devastating fires on the

Flagler Station “Sails to Rails Museum”

Train station for the Overseas Railroad, built by Henry Flagler and called the 8th wonder

Shipwreck Historeum Museum

Learn about the wrecking industry during the 19th century, where captains raced to salvage ships

Ernest Hemingway House

Home of the author of For Whom the Bell Tolls, To Have and Have Not,

Southernmost House

One of the most striking examples of Queen Anne Victorian architectural style on in Key

Curry Mansion

  The ornate Curry Mansion was built by Florida’s first millionaire, William Curry. The ornate

Old Town Trolley

  City tour which permits passengers to disembark at ten locations throughout the historic quarter.

Conch Tour Train

  City tour that lazily winds its way throughout the historic quarter while pointing out

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

  Glass atrium alive with colorful butterflies and tropical birds. A walk through here is

Key West Aquarium

  Learn about Key West’s ocean eco-system and see local fish and invertebrates up close.

Museums

Key West Firehouse Museum

Fascinating stories of Key West’s firefighting history, the cigar industry, and devastating fires on the

Flagler Station “Sails to Rails Museum”

Train station for the Overseas Railroad, built by Henry Flagler and called the 8th wonder

Customs House Museum

  One of Key West’s most impressive structures, the Custom House was where wrecking cases

Shipwreck Historeum Museum

Learn about the wrecking industry during the 19th century, where captains raced to salvage ships

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

  Learn about the ecosystem of the Florida Keys, including mangroves, coral reef, wildlife, and

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

  One of the largest treasure finds in history happened in Key west and is

Oldest House Museum & Garden

  Built in 1829 by a ship’s captain, this is the oldest standing house in

Turtle Kraals Museum

  Sea turtles are protected now, but were once a delicacy that nearly led to

Ernest Hemingway House

Home of the author of For Whom the Bell Tolls, To Have and Have Not,

Truman’s Little White House

  The working vacation White House of President Truman who visited the house eleven times

Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Museum

  Climb to the top of the 15th oldest lighthouse in the United States and

East Martello

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

Audubon House Garden

  Ship captain’s home and the beginning of Key West’s architectural preservation movement The Audubon

Points of Interest

Key West Firehouse Museum

Fascinating stories of Key West’s firefighting history, the cigar industry, and devastating fires on the

Flagler Station “Sails to Rails Museum”

Train station for the Overseas Railroad, built by Henry Flagler and called the 8th wonder

Mallory Square

  Home to the Sunset Celebration, where street performers & artisans set up nightly in

African Cemetery at Higgs Beach

  Learn about the rescue of slaves bound for Cuba in 1860. Many did not

Key West Cemetery

  A century and a half of history. Plus a few only-in-Key-West sites. The Key

Pan Am Headquarters

  A tiny Key West airline grows to be the largest in the United States.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

  Lush 8.5 acre garden featuring many species of local plants, flowers, flora, and fauna

End of US1 – Mile Marker 0

  Often-photographed road sign marks the beginning/end of US Highway 1 One of the most

Southernmost Point Buoy

  Key West’s most photographed spot marks Key West as the Southernmost Point in the

Wyland’s Whaling Wall

  Check out the underwater scene painted by famous marine artist Wyland. Marine artists Wyland

Casa Antigua

  Where Hemingway first stayed in Key West, and where he wrote A Farewell to

Boat Tours & Watersports

Dolphin Encounters

  See local Key West dolphins in the wild & up close. Swim and snorkel

Boat Ferry to Ft. Jefferson & the Dry Tortugas

Full-day trip from Key West to the Dry Tortugas which includes breakfast, lunch, and snorkeling

Seaplane to Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas

Fly from Key West to the Dry Tortugas islands, land on the water, and hop

Dry Tortugas Camping

  Information for camping in Dry Tortugas National Park, including campsite map, regulations, and advice.

Kayak Tours

  Easy and rewarding kayaking trips that explore offshore mangrove islands and seagrass habitat There

Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

  Explore the coral reefs, located six miles offshore of Key West, aboard an air-conditioned,

Party Boat Fishing

  Fish with a group for snapper, grouper, and other pan fish. Stable boat provides

Light Tackle Fishing

  Catch snapper, grouper, tarpon, and more on these versatile Key West fishing charters Light-tackle

Flats Fishing Charters

  Stalk bonefish, hunt tarpon, and outsmart permit in the shallow waters of Key West’s

Deep Sea Fishing

  Key West deep-sea fishing is world class – legendary for large and powerful game

Parasailing in Key West

  Tethered by parachute to a slow moving boat, it’s an exciting way to get

Ultimate Watersports Package

  Six-hour trip includes breakfast & lunch, beverages, snorkeling the coral reef, sailing, parasailing, jetskis,

Backcountry Snorkel, Kayak, Sail

  This trip visits the Gulf of Mexico side of Key West where you’ll snorkel

Catamaran Snorkeling Trips

  Large and stable sailboats provide comfortable and affordable reef snorkeling trips in Key West

Private Snorkeling Charters

  Have the boat and Captain to yourself, allowing for custom trips to suit your

Traditional Sailboat Snorkel

  Smaller group, impressive mono-hull sailboat, offering relaxed snorkel trips to the reef This elegant

SNUBA

  Like snorkeling, but you can breath underwater thanks to scuba air tanks floating on

Sunset Booze Cruise Concert

  Trop-rock into the sunset on a sailboat! Includes free-flowing beer, wine, margaritas, and snacks

Sunset Sail – Booze Cruise

  Boat trip to see the Key West sunset  – with beverages and an island

Sunset Sails – Schooners & Tall Ships

  Hoist the sails – if you’d like to lend a hand – aboard the

Sunset Sail – Wind & Wine

  An upscale sunset cruise aboard a traditional working schooner – serving premium wine, beer,

Sunset Cruise – Glass Bottom Boat

  A great view – above and below deck. Air-conditioned comfort on this Key West

Private Sunset Charters

  Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own boat in Key West? Well you

Express Watersports Package

  Three-hour trip includes parasailing, jetskis, kayaks, big water toys, snorkel gear, and tasty snacks

Waverunner Jet Ski Tours

  Have an absolute BLAST zooming across the water…all the way around the island of