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 Shipwreck Historeum and Museum


You will step back into time as you discover Key West's unique maritime heritage and how it became the richest city in the United States.


Key West Shipwreck Historeum and Museum FAQ's:

Question: What is the Shipwreck Historeum and Museum?

Answer: It is Key West's maritime history museum.

Answer: Wha does the museum feature?

Answer: The museum combines actors, films and the actual artifacts from the 1985 rediscovery of the wrecked vessel Isaac Allerton, which sank in 1856 on the treacherous Florida Keys reef.

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The museum's official page featuring museum featured attraction info, online e ticket info, webcam, and more.

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View a live image of the museum and the 65 foot tower.

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