Getting around Key West

 

 

1. Southernmost Point 
The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street
www.southernmostpointwebcam.com
The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the
southernmost point in the continental United
States.

2. Conch Tour Train 
303 Front St., Key West
305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687
www.conchtourtrain.com
The Conch Train has been winding its way
through the streets of Key West since 1958.

3. Sloppy Joe’s 
201 Duval St.
305-294-5717
www.sloppyjoes.com
The historic bar has been a Key West tradition
since it opened in 1933. Its most famous patrons
were Ernest Hemmingway and the rum runner
Habana Joe.

4. Mallory Square Sunset Celebration 
1 Whitehead St., Key West
786-565-7448
www.sunsetcelebration.org
This nightly festival begins at the water’s edge

about and hour or two before sunset and includes
street performers, local artisans, food carts,
palmists and psychics.

5. Truman Little White House 
111 Front St.
www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
The Little White House adds a presidential
luster to the Conch Republic. Originally built for
Naval officers in 1890 and used as a command
headquarters in three wars, the Little White House
later served as lodging for President Harry S.
Truman’s winter retreats from 1946 to 1952.

6. The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
907 Whitehead St., Key West
305-294-1136
www.hemingwayhome.com
Take the tour and say hello to one of the 40 to
50 six-toed cats, all descendants of Hemingway’s
cat, Snowball.

7. The Key West Butterfly
& Nature Conservatory
1316 Duval St., Key West
305-296-2988 or 800-839-4647
www.keywestbutterfly.com
More than 50 different butterfly species from
around the world and 20 different exotic bird
species coexist in this climate-controlled,

glass-enclosed habitat that includes waterfalls,
flowering plants and trees.

8. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
200 Greene St., Key West
305-294-2633
www.melfisher.org
Exhibits include treasures from the Spanish
galleons of 1622 discovered by Mel Fisher and
his crew.

9. Mile Marker 0 Sign
490 Whitehead St., corner of Fleming Street
U.S. 1 begins here in Key West, continues 2,369
miles north up the East Coast, and ends in Fort
Kent, Maine. Stop here to commemorate your visit
to Key West with a photo next to the iconic Mile
Marker 0 sign.

10. Key West Express Ferry Terminal
100 Grinnell Street
239-463-5733
www.Keywestexpress.net
Traveling via the Express is truly the best way
to get between Key West, Fort Myers Beach
or Marco Island. You’ll enjoy air-conditioned
interiors, exterior sun decks, couches, tables and
even reclining airline-style seating. There’s a fullservice galley, full-service bar and flat-screen TVs
with satellite television.

11. Audubon House and Garden
205 Whitehead Street
305-294-2116
www.Audubonhouse.com
Original lithographs by John James Audubon are
on display the former home of shipwreck salvager
Captain John Geiger.

12. Key West City Cemetery
Bordered by Angela, Frances, Olivia Streets
and Windsor Lane
305-292-6718
www.Friendsofthekeywestcemetary.com
Stop by the sexton’s office near the entrance
at Passover Lane and Windsor Lane for a map
containing a free walking tour.

13. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach
Located at the ocean end of Southard Street and
bordering the Naval Reservation.
305-295-0037
www.Fortzacharytaylor.com
“Fort Zach” is known to locals and tourists alike as
one of Key West’s best beaches. In addition to the
expansive beach, there are nature trails, bike paths,
and Historic Fort Zachary Taylor all within a 54-acre
park with picnic tables and grills. Experience the
beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Key
West Shipping Channel. ¦

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