Explore the Extraordinary Key West Museums
The island of Key West is an enchanting vacation destination overflowing with adventure and breathtaking sites. While planning your Key West vacation, check out some of the extraordinary museums. 1800 Atlantic is committed to ensuring our guests have the trip of a lifetime while staying in one of our luxury Key West condo rentals, old-town properties, and suites. Choose the accommodation of your dreams from our plush oceanfront Key West rentals. After spending the day exploring the fascinating Key West museums, you can relax in another piece of history at one of our Old Town Properties rentals.
The 7 Must-See Museums in Key West, FL
- Key West Shipwreck Museum: Step back in time to 1856 to discover the unique maritime history of Key West and how it became the richest city in the U.S. The Key West Shipwreck Museum is one of the best museums in Key West because of their commitment to creating an immersive experience for guests with actors and historical artifacts.
- The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum: Visit what was once the residence of Ernest Hemingway. Some of the cats living at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum are descendants of Hemingway’s six-toed cat. 1800 Atlantic’s Making Memories in Key West vacation rental is just steps away from this museum.
- Harry S. Truman Little White House: This is one of the best Key West museums and the only presidential site in Florida. In the 1940s, this was the winter white house for President Harry S. Truman.
- U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum: Come and explore this Key West museum to learn about the influential U.S. Coast Guard history in Key West from 1936 to 1988.
- Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters Museum: The Key West Lighthouse was built in 1825 and played an important role in ensuring ships entered safely. Today guests can climb the 88 steps to get breathtaking views of Key West and explore the restored Keepers Quarters. 1800 Atlantic’s Cigar Makers Apartment vacation rental has stunning views of the Key West lighthouse.
- Fort East Martello Museum: This is one of the best Key West museums, with its rich civil war history and rumors of being haunted. Among this Key West museum’s artifacts is Robert the Doll, rumored to have supernatural abilities.
- Key West Museum of Art & History: Visit this award-winning museum that hosts the Key West Art & Historical Society’s official headquarters. This building has served many important purposes throughout Key West’s history. It is now full of exhibits to explore that preserve two centuries of Key West History and art.