Summer vacation is right around the corner and the Key West Historic Seaport is your destination spot for the whole family! Learn something new at one of our 3 extraordinary museums and make memories that will last a lifetime! You’ll find the Flagler Station Over-Sea Railway HISTOREUM® Museum at the corner of Caroline and Margaret Streets on the site of the old Margaret Street railway spur. This historic museum will take guests to the day the train arrived connecting Key West to the rest of the United States for the first time in history. The Flagler Station will bring the history and legacy of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad Key West Extension.
Have you ever wondered about the nation’s nautical heritage? You can learn about the Dry Tortugas National Park at the free-admission Fort Jefferson Museum. Museum highlights include 30-foot-long photo gallery, 11-foot fort model and a hands-on children’s exhibit showcasing the natural resources of the park.
Hop aboard the official ferry of Dry Tortugas National Park, the Yankee Freedom III, to experience Fort Jefferson! The ferry is a high speed catamaran that can transport you and your family 70 miles from Key West to the park. Give it a try on your next vacation to Key West!
Key West is home to a variety of sea turtle species that thrive in the open ocean and also make landfall on our beaches for nesting. The Turtle Museum at the Key West Historic Seaport is dedicated to educating the public about sea turtle awareness and is open seasonally. This museum hosts an annual Earth Day celebration where the public can meet local conservation groups that work on behalf of the wildlife of the Florida Keys. They also give lectures on the history of the Key West Turtle Industry throughout the community.
After checking out these unique museums, stop in to any one of our one-of-a-kind shops along the Harborwalk. You’ll find gifts and souvenirs that the whole family will love. For fresh seafood that you’ve been craving, dine-in at our world-class seafood eateries. Make your next summer vacation a historic one at the Key West Historic Seaport!
Key West Historic Seaport: Your Gateway to Everything Key West!