Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum


The 88-step circular iron stairway leading to the lighthouse deck from which much of Key West and the nearby ocean is visible.


Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum FAQ's:

Question: What is the Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum?

Answer: A lighthouse Built in 1847 to aid to ships navigating dangerous reefs off the lower Florida Keys.

Question: What are the lighthouse museum hours of operation?

Answer: The lighthouse is open every day except Christmas from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Question: Do I have to pay an entry fee?

Answer: Yes, admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students, children under 6 free. Seniors (over 65) and locals $6.00. Members - Free

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Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum
Museum home page providing lighthouse history, features, store info, wedding info, and more.

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Magazine usa.com provides a brief article for the lighthouse at this site. It also provides a quality picture of the lighthouse.

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