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Gay and Lesbian Trolley Tour


Since the early 1940s, Key West has been a haven for gay luminaries such as Tennessee Williams and Broadway legend Jerry Herman. A new tour of Gay Key West, created by the Key West Business Guild, showcases the history, contributions, and landmarks associated with the island's flourishing gay and lesbian culture.


What is the gay and lesbian trolley tour?

A tour developed by the Key West business guild that offers insight into Key West island's flourishing gay and lesbian culture.

How long is the tour?

The tour is about 70 mins.

What are the highlights of the tour?

The tour offers a look Key West's rich gay and lesbian history as well getting you familiarized with the area. You’ll see where literary greats like Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Bishop lived; locate the original site of the great gay club, the Monster; and learn about the impact gays and lesbians have had on the culture, politics and economy of the Keys.

How much does the tour cost?

The tour costs $20.00

At what time of the day does the tour start?

Tours take place every Saturday at 11am, starting and ending at 511 South St.

Key West Gay and Lesbian Trolley Tours:
Gay Key West
The official Gay Key West page featuring the tour.

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