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Key West Cemetery

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Address: 701 Passover Lane, Margaret and Angela Streets, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-292-6718
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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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We booked a tour with a local guide from the Historic Florida Keys Foundation (only on Tues and Thurs -tel. 292 6718). Our guide made our tour very interesting and we got to... read more

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bittersweet walk down memory lane. Visit my dad and grandfather each time I am there, as well as those of friends. There is so much wonderful history in the cemetary.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing about all the strange inscriptions on the tombstones we expected more. The place is pretty run down even for a cemetery and there are only very few of those funny stones to be found. Don't waste your time trying to find them.

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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a tour with a local guide from the Historic Florida Keys Foundation (only on Tues and Thurs -tel. 292 6718). Our guide made our tour very interesting and we got to hear about the history of Key West and some of the people buried there.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was not nearly as interesting or nice as the ones in Louisiana, New Orleans are the most interesting and diverse. This was not very big either, located in the middle of a residential area which looked more like Frat houses.

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Flushing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We like to wonder cemetery's from time to time. We find them fascinating and interesting. This one is cool to me because people are buried in tombs above ground. I've only seen in the ground cemetery's plots before coming here. There are a few funny head stones here. Some are very old 1700's-1800's. Just to let you know there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see. Short walk from Duval. Gravel road, wear proper walking attire. It's not large but plenty to see.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt taken back into the history of the island. Pictures to take...veterans to remember...scenic location.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grave markers of some of the dearly departed are hilarious and irreverent. Have visited many times and always find it interesting and illuminating.

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some people may think it is morbid, but it really isn't. When you go to the front gate, they have a building that has maps which point out the historical points of interest and some well known people in Key West who are buried there. It is free to park, and free to get in. There are some areas of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"I told you I was sick" and "my eyes are just closed" are just a couple of the epigrams on headstones.

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