Key West FL Vacation Attractions and Entertainment
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Harry S Truman Little White House, Florida

Harry S. Truman Little White House

The Harry S. Truman Little White House is one of Florida’s greatest historic treasures. The home was used as the White House of the United States during the Truman administration. Step back in time to experience the house as it was redecorated for President Truman in 1949. Most of the furnishings are original and used…

Key West Art & Historical Society

  • 281 Front Street
  • 305-295-6616

The mission of the Key West Art & Historical Society is to preserve the culture of the Florida Keys through exhibiting and displaying regional art, architecture and history for the purpose of educating the community and visiting public. The Society operates four museums: the Custom House Museum, the Fort East Martello Museum, the Tennessee Williams Exhibit and the Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters.

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

  • 200 Greene Street
  • 305-294-2633

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is the only fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys. That means we’re more than just an exciting adventure story. We’re also a nationally recognized research institution. Yes, we have amazing treasure in our 1622 Fleet exhibit of the Spanish galleons discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew, and we have…

Old Island Restoration Foundation

Oldest House Museum and Gardens

The Oldest House in South Florida, built in 1829, is located at 322 Duval Street in Key West. The house and gardens are open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm every day, except Wednesday, with a $10.00 admission for adults and $9.00 for military and seniors. Children 12 and under are free. Staff and docents are available to provide historical information about the house and family, and to answer questions.

The Gardens are available for weddings and event rentals. Visit for details.

Old Island Restoration Foundation

OIRF is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1960 to promote the preservation and restoration of historically significant buildings that at the time were being lost to development and neglect.

Our mission continues to celebrate and sustain Key West’s unique architecture, culture and history. OIRF is today best known for its Annual Home Tour series and Conch Shell Blowing Contest. Through memberships, donations and fundraisers OIRF operates and maintains the Oldest House Museum and Gardens at 322 Duval Street, provides grants to restore historic buildings and scholarships to Key West High School students.

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Hemingway Home and Museum

  • 907 Whitehead Street
  • 305-294-1136

Hemingway Home and Museum – Explore the tranquil environment where one of America’s foremost authors and Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway, penned many of his most notable works. Visit the descendants of his legendary cats. Step back in time with a guided tour of the home and gardens. The Hemingway Home can be your venue…

Curry Mansion Inn, Key West Florida

Amsterdam’s Curry Mansion Inn

  • 511 Caroline Street
  • 305-294-5349

Homesteaded in 1855, the original house was built in 1869, modernized in 1899, refurbished mid-century, abandoned in 1971 and restored to its original grandeur in 1975. It can also boast home to Florida’s first millionaire, William Curry and the birthplace of the World Famous Key Lime Pie. The Widow’s Walk atop the house provides a…

Kids Free Florida Keys!

The Florida Keys extends an invitation to all families to enjoy the Conch Republic this September. During the month-long celebration your kids will be treated to free admission to attractions and tours, meals on the house and tons of other great perks throughout our island chain. With multiple offers and warm fall weather without the…

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum & Free Tours

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

  • 1 Whitehead Street in Mallory Square
  • 305-292-8990

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum – Step back to Key West of 1851 and discover the treacherous world of shipwrecking and how it made Key West the richest city in the United States. Live actors, artifacts, and a 65′ lookout tower make the experience one of a kind. Guests will enjoy a video presentation about…

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is the only frost-free botanical garden in the continental United States, a tropical environment with ample rain that allows most trees to retain their leaves in the dry season (December through late May). It is home to many endangered and threatened flora and fauna. Unlike traditional botanical gardens, this garden advocates the education and protection of native plants and species in a natural conservation habitat. Tropical forests of the world hold at least half of all the variety of life on Earth. Moreover, the species found within the Caribbean are among the richest in plant and animal life on the planet. This garden is a special place where you can appreciate biodiversity and learn more about its importance. For instance, the forest has two of the last remaining fresh water ponds in the Keys and is a major migratory stopping point for neo-tropical birds from places as far as South America, as well as being home to many rare birds of the Florida Keys. Enjoy this one of a kind U.S. tropical forest and garden filled with butterflies, birds, plants, and seasonal beautiful flowers. Your visit begins with a smiling greeter at our education center and an introductory video. Pick up a Garden Guide that describes the 11 self-guided tours which includes 2 wetland habitats and 2 butterfly gardens. The lush courtyard has a waterfall with tropical plants and below turtles swim to greet our guests. Meander through the 1 1/2 acre butterfly habitat in the historical garden and the new Blue Butterfly Habitat with over 38 species identified! Stroll through a lush canopy of tropical palms and trees. Discover a hidden pond and maybe get lucky enough to see a rare resident white crowned pigeon or bald eagle! Enjoy the garden and learn via self-guided tours, tour guide, cell phone tours and the garden is a Wi-Fi hot-spot. Rediscover your sense of exploration and adventure. A gift shop, restrooms, refreshments, and a picnic pavilion are available. This garden is a great family venue for the beginning naturalist to the academic. Summer program options for children and Private Tours available upon request.

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Key West Florida Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

  • 1 Whitehead Street in Mallory Square
  • 305-296-2051

Key West Aquarium – Perhaps one of the most unique aquariums in the world, the Key West Aquarium has delighted visitors since 1934. Open for business during the Great Depression, the Aquarium was Key West’s first attraction. The Aquarium was built between 1932 and 1934, and was a major part of Key West’s attempt to…

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory has been voted by The People’s Choice Awards the #1 Attraction in Key West for the past four years in a row. It is home to hundreds of butterflies and exotic colorful birds from around the world. The Conservatory is truly a magical experience filled with lush tropical…

Kids Free Florida Keys!

The Florida Keys extends an invitation to all families to enjoy the Conch Republic this September. During the month-long celebration your kids will be treated to free admission to attractions and tours, meals on the house and tons of other great perks throughout our island chain. With multiple offers and warm fall weather without the…

The Studios of Key West, Florida

The Studios of Key West

  • 533 Eaton Street
  • 305-296-0458

The Studios of Key West is a professional non-profit cultural organization celebrating its tenth year as a multidisciplinary presenter, arts center, artist residency provider, and maintains long-term studio spaces dedicated to Florida Keys artists. Through classes, performances, lectures, gallery exhibits, partnership projects, and special events, The Studios unites Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and world-renowned artists with local audiences and art practitioners at all stages of their creative careers.

Admission to our galleries and campus is always free of charge. As a non-profit, community organization, we offer discounted fees for classes, performances and events to members of The Studios. If you are interested in the benefits of membership visit our website today!

The Studios was founded with the vision of bringing world class artists to the island, connecting them with local audiences and artists, and offering space for both to explore their creativity. Every month hundreds of people visit The Studios to take in new experiences and catch up with old friends at our workshops, exhibitions, studios, performances and more!

Workshops are our largest program, serving over 1,000 people each season, with more than 50 distinct classes in a range of media for artists from beginners to professionals. Our instructors include year-round, local artists and artists visiting from across the globe, either as one of The Studios’ Artists-in-Residence or just to teach what they know.

The Studios has exhibition space over three floors. Our first floor has a large gallery space and a smaller project gallery. The third floor space is dedicated to the XOJ Gallery and offers plenty of space for exhibitions. The second floor’s lobby provides additional exhibition space, when we’re full to the brim with artist’s work. With each season we strive to balance established and emerging artists, both local and from out of town.

Studios are offered to both those in our Artist-In-Residence program, which draws about 36 artists annually to Key West from across the country and overseas, and local artists who can rent a work space year-round and benefit from being at the heart of Key West’s cultural scene.

Performances in our rollicking concert series feature roots-oriented music from folk and blues to world music and jazz. Cutting edge performances at The Studios include dance, performance art, small-scale theatrical productions and burlesque and circus arts.

Community Engagement has long been something we’ve embraced. Our goal of breaking down barriers in the arts and being an integrated part of Key West life are central to our community programs. These engagements focus on youth education programs in out-of-school settings, presented in collaboration with other institutional partners. We’ve recently expanded upon initiatives including a Spring Break art camp at the Douglass Center in Bahama Village, and a summer ArtCamp in collaboration with the Key West Art & Historical Society.

Waterfront Playhouse

Named the Best Professional Theater by Florida Monthly Magazine, The Waterfront Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional theater located in the heart of Key West’s historic Mallory Square. Considered one of the crown jewels of the island’s rich cultural scene, the Playhouse draws locals and tourists with a wide range of theatrical fare to its intimate 150-seat…

Red Barn Theatre

Destination Hyatt magazine says “You’ll find Broadway-caliber theatre at the Red Barn Theatre” in its January 2012 issue and the Insiders Guide calls the Red Barn Theatre “professional theatre at its finest.” To view the entire season and to purchase tickets, visit The Red Barn Theatre has become a cultural cornerstone for the Key…

Kids Free Florida Keys!

The Florida Keys extends an invitation to all families to enjoy the Conch Republic this September. During the month-long celebration your kids will be treated to free admission to attractions and tours, meals on the house and tons of other great perks throughout our island chain. With multiple offers and warm fall weather without the…

Ocean Wellness Spa Key West FL

Ocean Wellness Spa

  • 829 Simonton Street
  • 305-320-0500

Ocean Wellness Spa & Salon is a full-service day spa that includes nail services, acupuncture, massage therapy, body treatments, facials nutrition and skincare. Since 2013, they have been providing wellness, pampering, and beauty services to both visitors and residents of Key West. They also offer rejuvenating treatments like detox herbal massages, couple’s massages, and a full service Aveda Salon delivering some of the island’s finest bridal services.