Key West CemeteryCurrently Closed
- Address: 701 Passover Ln, Key West, FL 33040, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-3052926718
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids
It’s said that grave you’re buried in, is as important as the house(s) you live in. The Key West Cemetery is testament to this adage. Oscillating between the serious tombstones like the ones who perished with the USS Maine, to the quirky ones like “At least I know where he’s sleeping tonight” and “I told you I was sick”, you’ll find a map at the entrance with all the interesting plots marked up. The best way to see the highlights of this 20 acre burial ground is through a walking tour, which lasts for around 30 minutes.
- Free Entry.
- While entry is free, if you want to opt for a guided walking tour, the cost for that is USD $15 per person.
- Mangia Mangia Pasta Cafe (Italian and American cuisines served)
- Michaels Restaurant (seafood and steaks recommended)
- Cafe Sole (European cuisines served)
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56.44% of people who visit Key West include Key West Cemetery in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
85.02% of people start their Key West Cemetery visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Key West Cemetery
90.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Key West Cemetery
Great old historic cemetary that's crawling with iguana's. A must see while visiting Key West and to pay respect to the dead. This place has a nice memorial to the sailors that paid the ultimate at the Battle in Havana Harbor on Feb. 15, 1898. The cemetary was relocated here long ago since it's the highest point on Key West. Worth a visit. FYI its separated by religion so take some time, each section has its own uniqueness.
Over here is where I met the love of my life. She’s been in the cemetery for over forty years now. Her skin so rugged, her body so skinny. What a beautiful woman she is. Every night, I lay with her under the stars.
More people are in the cemetery than there are in Key West today. We have been through here before, and decided to come back through. Many beautiful grave markers give you just a small glimpse into KW history. You're sure to find the names of KW families that will ring bells as to names in KW today (streets, locations, homes). Noticed some beheaded chickens this trip and figured people make sacrifices here. . . stopped one of the caretakers who confirmed that it happens "all the time, yes ma'am, all the time." If you are into photography, this is a must-stop on your list of things to do.
On high ground, after storms in the 1800s washed away seaside cemeteries. The city sponsors guided tours of historic graves twice a year, but self-guided tours are available every day. Notably, a section for sailors killed in 1898 when the Maine exploded in Havana's harbor is still maintained by the Navy. There's also a section dedicated to the martyrs of Cuba's 1868 uprising for democracy. Some of the statuary and inscriptions ("I told you I was sick", "I'm just resting my eyes") will give you a hint of how hallowed this place is to us. It's a lovely stroll through the island's history.
So beautiful to visit and have a quiet walk. Beautiful for photography