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:

Audubon House Garden

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

East Martello

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

Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Museum

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

Truman’s Little White House

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

Ernest Hemingway House

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

Turtle Kraals Museum

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

Oldest House Museum & Garden

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

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

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

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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

Shipwreck Historeum Museum

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

Customs House Museum

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

Flagler Station “Sails to Rails Museum”

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

Key West Firehouse Museum

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