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Key West Tourist Attractions

There is plenty to see and experience in Key West and, because the island is small, guests can enjoy many activities and restaurants near Heron House. Attractions include tours, museums and natural displays that are fun for vacationers of all ages.

Below are some Key West attractions close to Heron House:

Trolley Tour Attractions in Key WestThe Conch Tour Train
501 Front St.
(305) 294-5161

Take a tour of top attractions in Key West including Ernest Hemingway's house, Key West Aquarium, and Harry Truman's Little White House.

Old Town Trolley Tours
(305) 296-6688
Mallory Square

Both tour operations offer guided and informative expeditions throughout Key West, departing every half hour.


The Key West Aquarium
1 Whitehead St.
(305) 296-2051

Showcasing the diverse marine life that inhabit the waters of Key West, the aquarium offers guided tours, a touch tank and daily fish feedings.


Ghosts Tours in Key West
(305) 294-WALK

Take a walking tour through Old Town's historic haunted lanes. Featured on the History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel and BBC, the Original Ghost Tours of Key West depart nightly. Reserve your tour and purchase tickets online.


Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
205 Whitehead St.
(305) 294-2116

This restored historic home contains original Audubon engravings from 1832, when the artist and ornithologist visited Key West and sketched 18 new species for his "Birds of America" folio.


Curry Mansion
511 Caroline St.
(305) 294-5349

An elaborate Victorian structure built on the site of the homestead of Florida's first millionaire. Curry Mansion now serves as a historic house museum showcasing an era of elegance. An inn is situated on the property; the structure is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
1316 Duval Street
(305) 296-2988
1 (800) 839-4647

Impressive collection of butterflies, flowering plants, colorful birds, and cascading waterfalls.


The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
Musuems and Other Keywest Attractions907 Whitehead St.
(305) 294-1136

The late author's home and second-story writing studio. While living there, Hemingway wrote some of his most notable works - including "To Have and Have Not," which is set in Key West.


Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park

This Civil War-era fort is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere. Its most famous prisoner was Dr. Samuel Mudd, incarcerated for providing medical assistance to President Abraham Lincoln's assassin. Fort Jefferson is accessible via the Dry Tortugas National Park ferry and by seaplane.


Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site

Enter through Truman Annex on Southard Street, (305) 292-6713. Constructed between 1845 and 1866, this fort remained in Union hands throughout the Civil War and was later used during the Spanish-American War. The fort's collection of Civil War cannons is the largest in America.


Harry S Truman Little White House
111 Front St.
(305) 294-9911

The late United States president's former tropical retreat, with family quarters, poker porch, living and dining rooms open to the public. Prior to the Bay of Pigs invasion, President John F. Kennedy held a summit meeting here; photographs of Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower also are displayed.


Heritage House Museum
410 Caroline Street
(305) 296-3573

Take a tour of the Robert Frost Cottage in Florida. This unique Key West tourist attraction takes visitors through a collection of rare antiques and one of a kind sea faring items donated by a notable Key West family. The museum includes a flower garden that leads to the Robert Frost cottage where recordings of his famous poetry can be heard.


 

The Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery in FloridaLook for creative headstones that read, "I Told You I Was Sick" and "Devoted Fan of Julio Iglesias." The cemetery also contains the resting place of Hemingway's friend and fishing captain, "Sloppy Joe" Russell, and sparring partner Kermit "Shine" Forbes. Another plot pays homage to the sailors killed in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine.


Key West Golf Club, mile marker (MM)
5 Bayside, Stock Island
(305) 294-5232

The Florida Keys' only public 18-hole golf course, Key West Golf Club maintains a clubhouse and a pro shop that offers lessons.


The Key West Lighthouse Museum
938 Whitehead St.
(305) 294-0012

Erected in 1847, the lighthouse guided mariners until it was decommissioned in 1969. Both the keeper's quarters and the lighthouse itself have been restored. Visitors may walk 88 steps to the top for a wonderful view of the city.


The Key West Museum of Art & History
281 Front St. Near Mallory Square
(305) 295-6616

Operated by the Key West Art & Historical Society, the museum showcases regional, national and international fine art and historical collections and is a vital repository of artifacts related to the history and culture of the Florida Keys. The museum is located in Key West's restored Custom House building.


Mallory Square, Mallory Pier

Street performers take center stage here each evening as visitors flock to Key West's internationally renowned sunset celebration.


Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
200 Greene St.
(305) 294-2633

This museum showcases the richest single collection of 17th-century maritime and shipwreck antiquities in the Western Hemisphere - including the treasure of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha.


The Southern Most Point of USAThe Southernmost Point
Whitehead and South streets

A larger-than-life buoy marks the southernmost spot in the continental United States - only 90 miles from Cuba. It's the setting for a Kodak moment for virtually every visitor to Key West.


The Oldest House / Wrecker's Museum
322 Duval St.
(305) 294-9502

Said to be the oldest structure in Key West, this 1829 home - formerly inhabited by Captain Francis Watlington and his nine daughters - is furnished with artifacts and antiques recalling Key West's rich wrecking heritage. Included among them are the official rules of the wrecking industry and a wreckers' black list.


Outcast Charters
(305) 923-0700

Go fishing at some of the top sites off the Key West shores. Outcast Charters, captained by Damon Santelli, will take fishers to wreckages sites, reefs, and other spots depending on the fish you want to reel in.


 

Don’t miss these and other great Key West tourist attractions when you book your room with us. We'll also be glad to suggest more attractions near Heron House during your stay. Or, if you just want to enjoy some peaceful seclusion, Heron House attractions like our pool and open-air rainforest offer a relaxing respite from hectic schedules.