Key West Landmarks and Monuments

(Key West, Florida - FL, USA)

Key West is gifted in having such a wide variety of vintage and interesting landmarks, monuments and memorials, made all the more remarkable considering the relative youthful age of US history.

Much of Key West has been sculpted over the years by the influences of visiting writers and artists, many of whom fell in love with the place never to leave again.

East Martello Tower

Address: 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West (FL), USA
Tel: +1 305 296 3913
Situated near the airport, the East Martello Tower was a fort during the Civil War that never saw any action. The tower houses the museum of East Martello that displays historical exhibits on 19th and 20th century history. Highlights in the museum include relics of the USS Maine, many books by some of Key West's former residents, a Cuban refugee raft and works by Stanley Papio and Mario Sanchez. The tower offers unrivalled ocean views.
Open hours: daily - 09:30 to 17:00, last admission at 16:00
Admission: charge

Key West Havana Cigar Factory

Address: 1117 Duval Street, Key West, Florida FL, 33040, USA
Tel: +1 305 296 1977
Located in the delightful two-storey Speakeasy Inn on Duval Street, the Havana Cigar Factory has been churning out some of the world's best and most aromatic cigars for years in this elegant 19th century house.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Key West Lighthouse

Address: 938 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida FL, 33040, USA
Tel: +1 305 294 0012
This 98 feet / 30 meter edifice is the tallest building in Key West and was originally built in the 1840s. The lighthouse has a first and third-order (model) lens and is also a museum with nautical exhibits and charts. Views from the top are wonderful and the lighthouse keeper's house is next door.
Open hours: daily - 09:30 to 17:00, last admission at 16:30
Admission: charge

Mallory Square

Address: Mallory Square, Mallory Dock, Key West, Florida FL, USA
Mallory Square is the most popular public spot from where to view Key West's famous sunsets and should be visited at least once on any trip to Key West. The square draws in large crowds every night including all manner of colorful characters and street performers.
Open hours: daily, year round
Admission: free

Southernmost Point

Address: Near United Street, Key West, Florida FL, USA
Key West's most famous Southernmost Point landmark is set on the beak of land to the south of Covington Avenue and is the most photographed part of Key West. The multi-colored buoy marks this most southerly spot in the US, and only 60 miles / 144 km from Cuba.
Open hours: daily, year round
Admission: free