Getting around Key West



1. Southernmost Point
The corner of South and Whitehead streets
The city of Key West erected this concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continential United States.

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

3. Sloppy Joe’s
201 Duval St.
A Key West tradition since 1933, this bar’s famous patrons include Ernest Hemmingway and rum runner Habana Joe.

4. Mallory Square Sunset Celebration
1 Whitehead St.
This nightly festival begins at water’s edge an hour or two before sunset and includes street performers, local artisans, food carts, palmists and psychics.

5. Truman Little White House
111 Front St.
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.
Take the tour and say hello to one of the 40-50 six-toed cats, all descendants of Hemingway’s cat, Snowball.

7. The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
1316 Duval St.
305-296-2988 or 800-839-4647
More than 50 butterfly species from around the world and 20 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.
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 and continues 2,369 miles north up the East Coast before ending in Fort Kent, Me. 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 St.
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 full-service galley, full-service bar and flat-screen TVs with satellite television.

11. Audubon House and Garden
205 Whitehead St.
Original lithographs by John James Audubon are on display in this former home of shipwreck salvager Capt. John Geiger.

12. Key West City Cemetery
Bordered by Angela, Frances and
Olivia streets and Windsor Lane
Stop by the sexton’s office near the entrance at Passover and Windsor lanes and pick up a map that includes a free walking tour.

13. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach
At the ocean end of Southard Street and bordering the Naval Reservation.
“Fort Zach” is known to locals and tourists alike as one of Key West’s best beaches. In addition to the expansive beach, the 54-acre park has nature trails, bike paths, picnic tables and grills and Historic Fort Zachary Taylor. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Key West Shipping Channel. ¦

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