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Fort East Martello Museum

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Address: 3501 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-5209
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+1 305-296-3913
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

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Sculpture garden was cool

The grounds were historic and take time to read the placards to learn about the history of this fort. The displays were interesting, Robert the doll gives the museum an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Gilbert, Arizona
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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The grounds were historic and take time to read the placards to learn about the history of this fort. The displays were interesting, Robert the doll gives the museum an interesting and creepy spin. There was a temporary metal sculpture display which as really cool to learn about. Don't forget to ask Robert for permission to take his picture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here on a bike ride, and we only had to pay 1/2 price, as they were partially closed for renovations. It was interesting seeing the many displays!

Thank Lisa B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great museum for what we could see with all the construction going on. They have an enormous gift shop with a great variety of items. We only had to pay 1/2 price due to construction which was fair!

Thank 902patty
Sorrento, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on whim and was a good way to spend an hour. It is being renovated so the cost is half price, ( $5.00). It's interesting and cool on a hot day.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was half closed for construction when we went this last time. It was also half price though, so that was fair. Robert the Doll was cool as usual. I would wait for the big re-opening after renovations to see the fort in all its splendour!

Thank Katie_the_Muzykal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the Old Town Trolley tour of Key West and this was one of the stops. My family love to visit forts so even though we were encouraged to stay on the tour, we got off to have a look. I am glad we did. One of the smaller forts we have been to and more of a... More 

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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad bike ride from old town! Worth the trip. Lots of reading. No led tour groups or employees except when you enter. Look for huge iguanas on the outside walls!

Thank JenColumbus_OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here as a part of the ghost tour. We were brought to the museum after it closed to see Robert the Doll as a part of the tour. WOW!

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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This was a good stop to learn some specific history on the Fort. The site is undergoing some construction but still functioning fine. A self guided tour that should take about 45 minutes. Bathroom facilities are available and you can walk through several buildings and learn some interesting things and see civil war era guns and photos. Robert the Doll... More 

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Sayreville, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I was thoroughly creeped out by Robert the doll... I almost ran through the display room to get out.

Thank Annette S

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