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Key West Lighthouse Museum
Type: Attractions, Historic Sites
Grab a kiss at the top of Key West's iconic lighthouse. Built in 1847, it was originally powered by 15 oil lamps that helped guide sailors to the island. Although it no longer serves as a functioning... Read More
Grab a kiss at the top of Key West's iconic lighthouse. Built in 1847, it was originally powered by 15 oil lamps that helped guide sailors to the island. Although it no longer serves as a functioning lighthouse, visitors can climb the 88 winding steps to the top for 360-degree views of the city and the ocean. Admission includes entrance to the museum (the former keeper's quarters), where audio and visual recordings are available as well as glass display cases of the previous owner's possessions. Photographs and quotes from lighthouse keepers and their families show that the now obsolete way of life will never be forgotten. Note that it closes at 4:30 p.m., so don't try to wait for the sunset. While many lighthouses in the U.S. are not open to the public, Key West's tower invites visitors to explore and learn about the past.
- Daily 9:30am-4:30pm
- Adult $12; Senior $9; Child $5
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Grab a kiss at the top of this 1847 lighthouse as you enjoy 360-degree views of the island.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities, Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Climb the 88 winding stairs to the top of this 1847 lighthouse for 360-degree views of the island and a lesson in nautical history.