When visiting a new place, or even a place that you have been to a time or two before, it is always exciting to learn about the art and culture of the area you are in. One of the best ways to get to know the Florida Keys and the southernmost point is by museum hopping. Experience the rich history of our tropical island home by visiting the museums surrounding The Southernmost Inn on a getaway full of fun, educational opportunities.
Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
If you have a fascination with the sea and the ancient shipwrecks that remain beneath the waves that are just waiting to be discovered, take a walk through the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum. Venture to the top of the lookout tower to feel like you are looking over the waves from a ship’s mast. Designed with traditional architecture, you will feel like you have stepped back in time before entering the building only to be immersed in the world of life at sea. Discover a myriad of artifacts and learn about the history of Key West and all of its historical seafaring figures.
The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
Mel Fisher is a well-known name throughout the Florida Keys for his discoveries in the deep blue. Check out his array of uncovered treasures and artifacts off the coast of the southernmost point that are preserved and on display for people to see. You can view the conservation process of artifacts at their Conservation Laboratory, and you can even adopt an artifact. Discover the secrets of the deep that the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum works to preserve and display for all to enjoy and learn from.
Being located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Gulf of Mexico, Key West has an extensive variety of tropical fish surrounding the island. You can come face to face with them and learn all about the habitats and living creatures from under the sea at the Key West Aquarium. From fierce sharks to mesmerizing jellyfish, you can see some of the ocean’s most fascinating inhabitants.
Harry S Truman Little White House
Many people are drawn to the colorful and vibrant culture of Key West, Florida. Even a few important historical figures called our beautiful island their home, including Harry S Truman. You can take a tour of the Truman Little White House where this President of the United States spent much of his time in the winter as well as a headquarters for several wars. It is a great place to learn about the different presidents, wars, and Key West history.
The next time you stay with us at The Southernmost Inn, explore the southernmost point of Florida and the many museums that are open to the public. Whether it is these four fantastic stops or one of the other various museums, there is no shortage of places that are sure to peak your historical and artistic interests.