Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters

938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-0012


Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters

  • Historical Significance: Established shortly after the U.S. Navy set up a base in Key West in 1823, the lighthouse was crucial for safe navigation near the Florida Keys. The current lighthouse opened in 1848 and has undergone several upgrades over the years. Remarkably, it had a woman as its Keeper in the 19th century, a rare occurrence at the time.
  • Museum and Exhibits: Decommissioned in 1969, it now serves as a museum. Visitors can explore the lighthouse, the Keeper's Quarters, and learn about the lives of those who maintained the lighthouse.
  • Climb the Lighthouse: You can climb up the 88 steps to the top for a panoramic view of Key West.
  • Admission Fees:
    • Adults: $17 ($15.50 if purchased online)
    • Seniors, Locals, College Students, and Retired Military: $13 ($11.50 online)
    • Youth (Ages 7-18): $9 ($7.50 online)
    • Children under 7 and Active Military: Free
    • KWAHS Members: Free
    • Group rates are available upon request.
  • Address: 938 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040
  • Operating Hours: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Additional Information

  • Facility Rental: The lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters are available for rental for special events.
  • Support: You can support the Key West Art & Historical Society through memberships and donations.

The lighthouse not only offers a glimpse into the maritime past of Key West but also provides stunning views and educational experiences for visitors of all ages. For tickets and more details, you can visit their website.

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