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Fort East Martello Museum

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Address: 3501 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-5209
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+1 305-296-3913
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

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Fort was in good shape. Currently under minor renovation to be ADA compliance. Artifacts of the Civil War. Placards to read about era. Antiques of times, carved out canoe... read more

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New Port Richey, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

History buffs will thoroughly enjoy this museum, occupying an unfinished fort dating from the1860's. Each room explored a different part of the island's past. I liked seeing the actual tools used for industries such a sponge collecting and cigar rolling. There is an actual very rickety raft used by Cuban immigrants to reach the U.S. An attraction for all ages... More 

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Holland, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great visit on a cloudy day. While biking stopped for a visit and was extremely surprised with the development of the gardens It was relaxing and one of the best 'free' tours. Every donated 'penny' is well worth it.

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Thank Janet P
New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty small fort by most standards. It has 'Rob the Doll' which you really have to check out for yourself, creepy, to say the least. Some old exhibits and the fort itself is a quick tour

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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort was in good shape. Currently under minor renovation to be ADA compliance. Artifacts of the Civil War. Placards to read about era. Antiques of times, carved out canoe, haunted doll and replicas. The museum went beyond civil war and time period. In addition to cannons, etc, there was an exhibition of junk art that was very interesting. Good place... More 

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Thank Steve K
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got in very cheaply on my military ID. The fort is preserved as a museum but not exclusively as a military site. This is where you will meet haunted doll 'Robert'. There are also art exhibits, especially junk art. I enjoyed the visit, I felt specially welcome as forces. I recommend you make a point of visiting this pre... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you take the Old Town Trolly Tours, the driver, as you approach the fort on the tour, will tell you about the old fort and its unworldly occupants. You can hop off and tour this old structure and meet Robert. Who is Robert you ask? Well I am not going to give that away, you will just have to... More 

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1 Thank derfo2015
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I'm sorry Robert, as I didn't have your permission to view your video. Please accept this as an earnest apology!

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Thank Amninoon
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Super friendly staff. We were waiting for our Trolley and popped in to check it out, and it was totally worth the time. It has great historical information about key west and it covers the haunted side of key west in a really fun way. Robert the Doll is waiting for you.

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Thank JBA00
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

i have not actually been to key west, but i had recently seen a video where robert didnt want video'd and i feel like i need to apologize to him, i hope this will suffice for him! Im sorry robert, i didnt realize it would be a video where you didnt want to be recorded. I apologize to you Love,... More 

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Thank Tyler M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was surprised at how few people were at the museum the day we visited. The Museum was undergoing some renovations so I hope this will be an improvement for the better. They have some very interesting artifacts to include a 100 year old doll that is said to be haunted. I was surprised also to see how big Robert... More 

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