The Official Blog of the Key West Historic Seaport2017-02-21T22:01:18-05:00

Fall In Love With The Historic Seaport!

Fall In Love With The Historic Seaport! Nationally observed, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November each year. Originally originated as a harvest festival, Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789. Considering this holiday seemingly revolves around “giving thanks” thousands of families and friends come together every year in celebration of their love for one another, delicious food and a time to reflect on what is most important in life.  With this holiday (and Christmas soon follow) events and celebrations are the staple is almost every city and community nationwide. The Key [...]

Celebrating 40 Years of Fantasy!

Celebrating 40 Years of Fantasy! Ready -- Set -- FALL! As we say goodbye to summer, the Key West Historic Seaport is excited to kick off this fall season by celebrating 40 Years of Fantasy while staying In Tune but definitely Off Key!  Like nothing you have ever seen before, Fantasy Fest is an outrageous, interactive, colorful and extravagant event that takes place throughout Key West and the Historic Seaport. Starting on October 18th until October 27th, locals and visitors from all over the world come down to our beloved city to experience all sorts of events and [...]

Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Relief Efforts

Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Relief The Key West Historic Seaport is proud to announce that we have partnered with some amazing people in an attempt to help aid in relief towards our friends down in the Bahamas. In the event of Hurricane Dorian, some of the islands and our sister island, Green Turtle Cay, were completely devastated. As we work with the community and the City of Key West, our goal at the Historic Seaport is to obtain as many resources as we can in assisting the many lives affected by this terrible storm. The Key West Historic Seaport [...]

City of Key West Bight Management District Board

City of Key West Bight Management District Board! PUBLIC-SPIRITEDNESS AND THE DESIRE TO PROMOTE ONE OF KEY WEST FINEST TREASURES, THE KEY WEST HISTORIC SEAPORT, OR TO LOCALS, THE KEY WEST BIGHT.  Local community champions are often overlooked. In dedication to the Key West Conchs who notoriously strive to provide selflessness, this blog pays homage to seven prominent individuals in the Key West community. While generating significant attention towards the history and preservation at one of the most beautiful locations within the City of Key West, the Key West Bight Management District Board is made up of community [...]

Key West Historic Seaport Giveaways Galore

Key West Historic Seaport Giveaways Galore! On September 14th, 1985, NBC aired the first episode of their incredibly famous television series, The Golden Girls. Not only was the show wildly popular (and still is), but each character warmed our heart with wisdom, friendly banter and a crass sense of humor. Fast forward to today and one of the most popular memes trending the internet is the hilarious Sophia Petrillo reminisening on her youth and memories while living in Sicily, Italy. More often than not she’d reflect on her time living in Italy with the now famous catchphrase, “Picture [...]

The Key West Historic Seaport Gazette

The Key West Historic Seaport Gazette While on an expedition to Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth, Ponce de Leon was the first man to discover Key West in the early 1500s. After landing ashore and establishing himself throughout the island, Ponce de Leon named the island Cayo Hueso, which means Bone Island in Spanish, for the bleached limestone rock formations amongst the island of Key West. As time progressed and as the city quickly evolved, during the 1800s, the Key West was at the center of the sea turtle processing and canning industry. During that [...]