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Historic Key West Walking Tour

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Historic Key West Walking Tour Discover the beauty and captivating culture of the Conch Republic during a Historic Key Walking Tour. This leisurely 1.4-mile stroll through a portion of the city's Old Town is highlighted by architectural gems, tropical plants and unique cultural sites and attractions as well as the nautical history that make the United States' southernmost city so unique.

The beauty of Key West can be found walking the streets. During your mile and a quarter stroll through old town, your guide will point out the blend of architecture, plant life and culture that make Key West unique.


  • Get an overview of Key West's history
  • See diverse architectural styles
  • Lean about U.S. Navy Influences
The Key West historic district has one of Florida's largest collections of wood frame buildings. The city has more than 3,000 historic homes and sites that date back to the Victorian Era. Over 10 percent are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. View different architectural designs, including the "eyebrow" style that is unique to Key West as well as white picket fences surrounding spectacular tropical gardens.

Famous People
Numerous well known figures have stayed in Key West. In addition to Ernest Hemingway, President Harry S. Truman visited the island 11 times during his presidency from 1945 until 1953. He spent a total of 175 days on the U.S. Naval Base, which served as a southern White House. The only presidential museum in Florida, the Harry S. Truman Little White House is a featured stop on the tour.

Naval Influences
Key West has a strong maritime heritage, which began with the arrival of the "Mosquito Fleet." The large flotilla under the command of Commodore David Porter was used to pursue and capture pirates. The West Indies Anti-Piracy campaign enabled merchant vessels to sail safely through the Straits of Florida. The U.S. Navy continues to utilize this strategic island as a naval base.

Make a reservation to obtain an eTicket for this fascinating tour where you will learn about the fascinating history of the island on the next Historic Key West Walking Tour.
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Historic Key West Walking Tour

Operating Times:

This tour is seasonal and operates Nov thru May.
Tour departs at 9:30 am. Schedule subject to change, see calendar for select dates. Please call Customer Service (the number will be on your eTicket) to reconfirm reservations ~ Guests need to check in fifteen minutes before departure time.

Tour closes for summer from June through October.

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are required. E-Ticket will contain complete details regarding this tour.


1.5-2 hours

Booth Location:

Tours depart from the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, 1 Whitehead Street, Key West 33040

Nearest Intersection:

Whitehead St. and Front St.


Parking is available at Mallory Square or The Westin Parking garage.

Age Requirements:

Child Ticket: 4-12 years of age. Under 4 are free.


Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance of desired tour date. Schedule subject to change, please call Customer Service (the number will be on your eTicket) to reconfirm reservations ~ The tour is approximately 1 1/4 miles. Guests should wear comfortable shoes. It is recommended that guests bring a bottle of water ~ The tour is weather dependent and may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions ~ Guests will receive a complimentary photo handout at the beginning of the tour ~ Guests need to check in fifteen minutes before departure time.

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