Key West Cemetery Tours and Activities
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Key West Cemetery is a massive cemetery in Key West that dates back to 1847. The cemetery was created that year due to the 1846 hurricane that destroyed the old cemetery on Key West and even unearthed bodies. Since its inception, it is estimated that over 100,000 people have been buried in Key West Cemetery.
While walking around the 19-acre Key West Cemetery you’ll come across a variety of gravestones, vaults and crypts. In addition, you’ll learn that there are different sections of the cemetery, including a Catholic and Jewish section plus a section called the Los Martires de Cuba for those who died while fighting to free Cuba during the Ten Years War. There is also a monument for those who died during the USS Maine explosion of 1898. Prominent people from Key West who are buried in the cemetery include Ellen Mallory, one of the first female settlers of Key West, and William Curry, Florida’s first millionaire.
Key West Cemetery is located at 701 Passover Lane in Key West, Florida. Upon arriving at the main entrance, there is a map you can pick up that shows you how to do a self-guided tour to see the most famous graves and visit the memorials.
Address: 701 Passover Lane, Key West, Florida 33040, USA
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Key West Cemetery
Discover Key West in a fun new way on this 3-hour scavenger hunt. Jump into the middle of an exciting adventure from the Historic Seaport at Key West Bight to Duval Street, Mallory Square and other real-life locations around town. Discover both well-known and overlooked locations, solving clues and completing challenges via smartphone while learning the local history of this popular island city. Teams of 2- to 5-people are welcome.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
You will sit and relax on our spacious and comfortable tiki bike as your private guide/driver takes you on a pleasant ride around the enchanting streets of Old Town and Historic District. Experience its amazing architecture and historic sites as you learn the rich history, culture, and folklore of our beautiful island of Key West. First-row, Historic, Cultural and Fun, the only VIP experience tour in Key West. This tour includes a slice of famous Kermit's Key Lime Pie for each of you and a complimentary bottle of water!
Turn your phone or tablet into a bike tour guide! Download this GPS-driven audio/media tour, and as you ride, you'll be alerted to historical and cultural landmarks, ecological facts, scenic side streets and worthwhile attractions, as well as good places to eat and restroom stops. BIKE RENTALS ARE NOT INCLUDED. Use your own bike or rent from one of the vendors suggested at the beginning of the tour. Key West's flat roads are perfect for cycling. The Atlantic side of Key West offers the island's most scenic views and widest streets. Visit 25 points of interest in just one hour of cycling (10 miles,) avoiding heavily-trafficked streets and crowded areas downtown. A one-speed beach cruiser or bike for urban riding works perfectly. You won't be going up hills or off-roading. Sight-see at your own pace, avoid being herded in a crowd and linger only in the places that truly interest you. After purchasing, check your confirmation emails for instructions on how to download your tour.
Turn your phone or tablet into a tour guide! Download this GPS-driven audio/media tour, then cruise! Nowhere on this tour will the speed limit exceed 35 mph. ELECTRIC CAR RENTAL IS NOT INCLUDED and must be purchased separately (Some vendors are recommended at the beginning of the tour.) Or sight-see from the comfort of your car, scooter or bike. Drive for one hour, or shop, eat, and swim to spend a whole afternoon immersed in Keys' culture. Learn about Key West's deep ties to the Bahamas and the city's pivotal role defeating the Confederacy. Discover why 250 Africans are buried by the beach, and the surprising spot that was once the island's "blacks only" beach. Visit the island's first black church. Find the Keys' best conch salad, get a taste of Haitian and Cuban flavors and sample Key Lime pie. Historic photos plus links to restaurant menus and websites rest at your fingertips. After purchasing, check confirmation emails for instructions on how to download your tour.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Key West Cemetery?
The best ways to experience Key West Cemetery are:
- Key West Scavenger Hunt Adventure Mobile Experience
- Private Key West Conch Republic Tiki Bike Experience
- Self-Guided Bike Tour of Key West Beaches and Back Roads
- Self-Guided Black History Tour of Key West for Electric Car
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