Getting around Key West



 

 

1. Southernmost Point
The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street
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
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
sloppyjoes.com
The historic bar has been a Key West
tradition since it opened in 1933. Its most
famous patrons were Ernest Hemingway
and the rum runner Habana Joe.

4. Mallory Square Sunset
Celebration
1 Whitehead St., Key West
(786) 565-7448
sunsetcelebration.org
This nightly festival begins at the
water’s edge about an hour or two before
sunset and includes street performers,

local artisans, food carts, palmists and
psychics.

5. Truman 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., Key West
(305) 294-1136
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
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
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. Fort Myers-Key West Express
Terminal
100 Grinnell St.
(239) 463-5733
Keywestexpress.net
Traveling via the Express is truly the
best way to get to Key West or Fort
Myers. 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.
(305) 294-2116
Audubonhouse.com
Original lithographs by John James
Audubon are on display in the former home
of shipwreck salvager Capt. John Geiger.

12. Key West City Cemetery
Bordered by Angela, Frances, Olivia
streets and Windsor Lane
(305) 809-3986
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
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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