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Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum

281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-8313
+1 305-295-6616
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Really cool place!

I've been to Key West 5 or six times now and this was the first time I've ever been to the Customs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Versailles, Kentucky
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Had a fun time looking at some very nice paintings, drawings and sculptures (many associated with... read more

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281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-8313
+1 305-295-6616
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Key West 5 or six times now and this was the first time I've ever been to the Customs House! Our flight didn't leave until later in the day, so we had some time to kill so we went! Tickets are $10...More

1  Thank Prkaveprincess2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fun time looking at some very nice paintings, drawings and sculptures (many associated with Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea). Very interesting history regarding the Navy/military on Key West.

1  Thank Taos776
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My guess is that many thousands of annual visitors have no idea how historic, political and colorful Key West's past was. Spending an hour in this museum will change all of that! The building itself has a great history and the manageable exhibits within are...More

1  Thank Greg187
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Key West, stroll onto Front Street and take in the beautiful artwork - you can't miss it! In front of the Key West Art and Historical Custom House Museum, you will see a giant statue of a sailor kissing a nurse...More

4  Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Because of changes, we had time to stop here. The building is interesting in itself and the exhibits were a great way to learn some history about Key West and the building of the railroad along with the years the navy has been there. One...More

Thank Jane and Bob F
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Museum is just filled with information about the history of Key West, From the building of the Railroad to its destruction in the 1935 hurricane and then after that the building of the Highway US 1 that connected the Keys to the mainland.by car....More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 26 March 2017

An exceptional museum that provides a concise history of Key West as well as a remarkable collection of art works from local artists. I was most impressed with the exhibit detailing the construction of the Florida East Coast railroad by Henry Flagler. The engineering for...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The Old Customs House is a beautiful building, both outside and in. The exhibits cover the fascinating history of the Navy in Key West, Earnest Hemingway's life and fifty-plus line drawings buy Guy Harvey illustrating the text of The Old Man and the Sea. Well...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you have seen all the main attractions, this may be worth a small amount of your time. The outside of the building and the outdoor sculptures are awesome. Inside, there are changing exhibits. I would give this a solid C.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you love Seward Johnson's sculpture garden near Princeton, New Jersey - than you will love the sculptures around the Custom House starting with the huge statue in front of the sailor and the nurse kissing - famous photo from WWII. Go around the back...More

Thank Nancy O
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What is the price of admission? I have been on the website and can't find general admission anywhere.
1 March 2017|
Response from norby49 | Reviewed this property |
It was $9 for senior, $10 otherwise
What are the museum hours?
27 December 2016|
Response from IamLynda2 | Reviewed this property |
All three museums are open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas) from 9:30AM to 4:30PM.
Kathy S
Is there a Hemingway exhibit here ?
1 November 2016|
Response from Rhonda123itsme | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You'll be thoroughly immersed in the Old Man and the Sea vis a vis the pen and ink drawings that line the walls of the interior staircase. A room or two is dedicated to his time there, too. Enjoy!