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Custom House Museum, Key West

Custom House Museum - Key West, Florida
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Custom House Museum
281 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040Map
+1 305 295 6616
Neighborhood: Lower Keys
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Long known simply as “the big red brick building,” the latest use of this towering former mansion is all about art and history. Built in 1891, the building has served as a post office, courthouse and government center. It also spent many years sitting empty and boarded up. The Key West Art & Historical Society changed all that with a massive restoration project and it’s now chock full of interesting things. View paintings of old Key West and portraits of famous characters in the city’s history, and saunter through exhibition rooms that touch on topics such as Hemingway’s adventurous life, pirate lore and the very location where the U.S. agreed to declare war on Spain after the sinking of the USS Maine.

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By lanacribbs | Posted 02/24/13
  One of the best small museums I have ever been in.  
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Custom House Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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