Historical Sites

Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon explored the shores of the Florida Keys and Key West in 1513 and the city has been making history ever since – with pirates, civil war forts, shipwrecks, and its special relationship with the state of Florida. For instance, did you know that at one time Key West was the most populated city in Florida, or that it was the richest city in America! Key West’s long history has much to share with colorful legend and even more colorful people.

The following locations were selected because they all provide great photo ops; bronze statues, creative brick architecture, two square miles of Victorian styled homes with intricate gingerbread woodwork & blooming year-round fauna.

Key West also has a rich seafaring history involving two masted schooners. I will add only one schooner sailboat to the list but be mindful many are harbored in the historical seaport and available for location use.

  1. Fort Jefferson
  2. Fort Zachary Taylor
  3. Fort East Martello
  4. West Martello Tower
  5. Truman’s Little White House
  6. Key West Shipwreck Museum
  7. The Custom House
  8. Key West Lighthouse
  9. USCG Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum
  10. San Carlos Institute
  11. The Curry Mansion
  12. Sails to Rails Museum