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Exploring the Key West Historic District is like stepping into a time capsule where the vibrant past of this island paradise comes alive. You can immerse yourself in the maritime heritage at the Key West Shipwreck Museum, delve into the legacy of literary giant Ernest Hemingway at his former residence, or explore the vibrant art scene. 1800 Atlantic is your gateway to experiencing the island, living as deep as you can get into the Florida Keys. Book your stay from our impressive selection of Key West vacation rentals, and keep reading to start planning your next adventure.

Explore the Key West Historic District

Key West has been a lovely community as deep as possible into the Florida Keys for over 170 years. The Key West Historic District boasts commercial and residential buildings dating as far back as the 18th century. You can see many stunning examples of Bahama-style houses that are unique to the Florida Keys. These wood-frame homes feature wrap-around porches and are built to withstand high winds.1800 Atlantic has a lovely array of historic Key West vacation rentals. Stay in the Cigar Maker’s Cottage, built in the 1880s and once the home of famous author David Kaufelt

Our 9 Favorite Key West Historic Sites

  1. Key West Ghost Tours with Ghosts & Gravestones: Enjoy one of the top ten ghost tours by USA Today Readers’ Choice. 
  2. Ernest Hemingway House: Visit what was once the home of Ernest Hemingway, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  3. Key West Historic Seaport: Experience a delightful blend of rich Key West history, restaurants, shops, and attractions at the Key West Historic Seaport.
  4. San Carlos Theater: Get your tickets to the oldest theater in Key West.
  5. Oldest House Museum: Tour the oldest house in South Florida that is now a museum. 
  6. Waterfront Playhouse Theater: Watch a live performance at Florida’s oldest continuously running theater group.
  7. Southernmost Point: Get a photo with the marker for the southernmost point in the continental United States. 
  8. Truman Little White House: Visit this historic Key West building that served as the winter home for President Harry Truman and has also housed Thomas Edison and many other U.S. presidents. 
  9. Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum: Climb the 65-foot observation tower and learn about the 400 years of shipwreck salvage operations in Key West.

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