1. Southernmost Point
The corner of South Street and
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
The Conch Train has been winding
its way through the streets of Key West
3. Sloppy Joe’s
201 Duval St.
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
1 Whitehead St., Key West
This nightly festival begins at the
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., Key West
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., Key West
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., Key West
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
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
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 Lane and Windsor
Lane for a map containing a free walking
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. ¦