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Key West Cemetery

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Address: 701 Passover Lane, Margaret and Angela Streets, Key West, FL 33040
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+1 305-292-6718
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08:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00
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A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g.,...

A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").

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I do not wish to sound disrespectful but some of the headstones are very funny. The epitaphs, as desired by the deceased, have some odd wording. I think there are a lot of... read more

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I do not wish to sound disrespectful but some of the headstones are very funny. The epitaphs, as desired by the deceased, have some odd wording. I think there are a lot of eccentric characters buried here.

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perhaps many cemeteries have interesting things to see, but the one in Key West also has amazing things to read! Like "At Least I know where he is sleeping tonight", "I told you I was sick" and many others. The Honorable Sir Peter Anderson, the man responsible for creating the "Conch Republic" is now buried her too in his HUGE... More 

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Munford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful and heart breaking all at once. We walked a long way to see this and were not disappointed. Such a beautiful place

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've heard so much about the Key West cemetery and the interesting epitaphs you can read on the gravestones. It's in the middle of Old Town so it isn't on the main drag, kind of in the middle of neighborhoods. I wish we had a guide while walking through it, to point out the interesting markers. Maybe we'll go again... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Learn something of the history of Key West by visiting memorials to its citizens who have gone before. The only cemetery I've visited where you can also hang around with chickens and iguanas. Love it!

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We walked up the cemetery from cruise terminal and it is a good 20 minutes walk.Cemetery is worth seeing it has lots of old crypts and yes some funny inscriptions.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this cemetery. I am a symbolism buff and although this one didn't contain as much as some I've been to, it was none the less fabulous! I found some symbols I was not familiar with and will have to research. This site is from the mid 1800's although the original washed away in a storm prior to... More 

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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed at the history in this cemetery. You can drive thru or walk. If your lucky you will see iguana's wondering about.

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Rhinecliff, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with friends that live across the street from the cemetery on Francis Street. We had not planned to walk in, but were intrigued and had time - and we were well rewarded. It's a lovely place to stroll and see some great history and of particular interest was their tribute to the Maine and to the Cubans who've... More 

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Sorrento, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located near mid town, it is a way to see some Key West history. Very cramped cemetery, but full of interesting things.

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