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Observation Tower

Shipwreck Historeum, Mallory Square, Key West, FL
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worth the time to visit

Located in the heart of the tourist area in old town, so easy to find. Not very expensive... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Key West, Florida
Great views

An easy climb with great views. You can see for miles on a clear day and there is a bench to sit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Shipwreck Historeum, Mallory Square, Key West, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in the heart of the tourist area in old town, so easy to find. Not very expensive considering the tour provided, artifacts available to see, history to learn, and tower to go up and enjoy the views. Definitely worth doing while in town.

Thank bondrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy climb with great views. You can see for miles on a clear day and there is a bench to sit and rest for those less able to manage to climb in one go.

Thank janescanlan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of the hotel shuttles stop at the Shipwreck Historeum at Mallory Square. You are missing a bet if you don't check out the great view of the Gulf from this Tower.

Thank FrederickBurg
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Climbing to the top was a bit of work since I am afraid of heights, but the staff was encouraging and I finally made. The views from up there are amazing!

Thank W0lfpackMom
Reviewed 23 March 2017

this place is never opened. I've tried to go here 3 years in a row and ive yet to see it opened.............

Thank EcoTraveler13
Reviewed 12 March 2017

When you go to Key west for the first time you must go to the tower, there is a show inside included with the small fee. When you go up the stairs and get to the top you can see the harbor, Mallory S ,...More

Thank gemlash
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is the second time I have climbed the tower...first time was years ago when my legs were much younger and stronger. But I was glad I did it again. It really is worth the climb. Weather was clear and I could see for miles....More

Thank evergrn76
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We decided to tour the Shipwreck Historeum at the last moment. Glad we did! It was a fun presentation, and the view from the top of the tower is worth the climb!

Thank Becky J
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is part of the Shipwreck Museum tour. If this is all you want out of the ticket price don't do it. I wasn't overly impressed in the Shipwreck Museum either so even when doing both I don't feel the ticket price was worth it....More

Thank Dave V
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We climbed to the top of the crow's nest and got some FABULOUS shots of the island and surrounding water. We could have stayed up there much longer than we did, but many others were waiting for the same treat we got at the top...More

Thank Ali5462
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Sally G
How much is the fee for the museum ?
17 January 2017|
Response from AsIff | Reviewed this property |
on the web page for adult it says $15.04 that the price I saw today if you buy on line they knock off 10% look up shipwreck pirate museum key west
Sally G
What's the fee
2 July 2016|
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Response from AsIff | Reviewed this property |
No you pay to go to the pirate museum its on top of there.