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Key West Cemetery

701 Pauline Street, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-292-8177
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Worth a Quick Visit

I like cemeteries and accidentally came across Key West Cemetery trying to find my car. Looking at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BZimm08
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Olathe, Kansas
An interesting place to visit!

We took a walk one afternoon through the cemetery. It provided an interesting slice of historical... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
drallen2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“above ground” (179 reviews)
“uss maine” (53 reviews)
“buried here” (41 reviews)
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701 Pauline Street, Key West, FL 33040
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+1 305-292-8177
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"above ground"
in 179 reviews
"uss maine"
in 53 reviews
"buried here"
in 41 reviews
"jewish section"
in 19 reviews
"interesting graves"
in 18 reviews
"havana harbor"
in 16 reviews
"grave stones"
in 16 reviews
"sea level"
in 14 reviews
"family plots"
in 14 reviews
"large iguanas"
in 12 reviews
"lots of history"
in 35 reviews
"interesting place"
in 30 reviews
"bike ride"
in 21 reviews
"walking tour"
in 20 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 29 reviews
"nice walk"
in 12 reviews
"walk around"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I like cemeteries and accidentally came across Key West Cemetery trying to find my car. Looking at a map this place is huge, but easy to navigate. I really wanted to see B.P. Roberts (I told you I was sick ) grave. While walking around...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a walk one afternoon through the cemetery. It provided an interesting slice of historical Key West. You won't likely spend a lot of time here but worth 30 minutes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A tranquil place, filled with giant iguanas sunning themselves throughout the cemetery. Find the 'I told you I was sick' tombstone.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very excited to spend a few hours walking around the cemetery. All the different sections are a great cultural walk. Bird watching was great, and some large reptiles as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative about the history of Key West cemetery. You will see various burial types necessary for an island with limited space. It was a nice quiet walk.

Thank Kathryn L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented bikes and road through the cemetery. It was an interesting place to explore. Beware, there will be large iguanas sunbathing on the headstones!

Thank jeffreyp417
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to stroll around and get a feel of the residents of an area. We were told to come here and see the iguanas sunning themselves on the stones. We did come accross many but they were very timid.

Thank YvySurrey_UK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reminiscent of New Orleans Cemetery. Could be a good place to get away from the shops and just peruse a bit of history in the granite stones.

Thank Roberto N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know it might creep some people out but the history of a cemetery intrigues us. Its very well maintained and accessible and an easy walk from Duval.

Thank TnBB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Key West Cemetery has beautiful tombstones, and very special groupings (victims of the wreck of the Maine, the Jewish section, Curry family, etc). It also reflects the eclectic citizens "I told you I was sick" and "I'm just resting my eyes" on graves. Make...More

Thank nkdp
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VegasCat15
6 November 2016|
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Response from ras0407 | Reviewed this property |
Hardly. Conpared to new orleans it is not busy at all
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Darla H
16 July 2015|
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Response from MistyWolf |
"Don't forget to pick up a free map at the Margaret Street entrance." .. This was posted on a search I just did.
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Darla H
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Response from Dean W | Reviewed this property |
Free to look. Parking is very limited in this area. Had to park a couple blocks away
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