Despite its small size, Key West is packed with adventure. Spend your days exploring local attractions like Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park or sailing on a catamaran cruise. At night, swing by a local brewery or an area bar for a nightcap before returning to your room at Southernmost Inn. If you’re looking for an adventure that’ll have you learning something new about the island, visit one of the numerous museums found on Key West.

A Checklist of Fascinating Key West Museums

The museums found throughout Key West cover all parts of the island’s history and culture. Chances are you’ve heard of the Hemingway House and its museum, but there are plenty more spots to check out. Take an airconditioned break by adding visiting a few of them to your itinerary.

Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House

What was once home to Key West’s customs office, district courts, and postal service is now an award-winning museum. Wander two floors filled with exhibits that tell two centuries’ worth of history, events, art, and people. 

Key West Shipwreck Museum

Take a step back in time to 1856 Key West, which was the area of wreckers, at this entertaining museum. Master wrecker Asa Tift and his crew use actors, films, and artifacts from the rediscovery of the Isaac Allerton to teach visitors about the history of this unusual industry.

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

Located in an old naval storehouse, learn about a broad period of maritime history in the Caribbean and Florida. Explore the exhibits at this museum, including special exhibits and permanent ones. 

Fort East Martello Museum

During the Civil War, Key West was a Union-controlled Island, but a majority of citizens supported the Confederacy. Despite this, no wars took place on the island, and the fort was left unfinished. On your visit, you’ll be able to see the preserved battlement’s collection of relics and learn about the wreckage and cigar-manufacturing industries.   

Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters

After a naval base was established in 1823, the need arose for a lighthouse. This lighthouse, which opened in 1848, was decommissioned in 1969. Learn about the men and women who kept the light burning and take in the views from the top after climbing up 88 stairs. 

Expand Your Horizons on a Key West Escape

Relax poolside after visiting museums in Key West.Whether you’re visiting museums or checking out the local distillery scene, there is always something new to discover when you visit Key West. With so much to do and see, you want accommodations that offer you some peace and quiet. That’s exactly what you get when you stay at Southernmost Inn.

Our adults-only hotel tucked away in the corner of Old Town features six different room types, which means you can find something that fits your needs best. Enjoy amenities like pools and continental breakfast. To learn more about our historic inn or how to save on your stay, call 888-525-0037.