History

Southernmost Point

Southernmost Point

The Southernmost Point Buoy is a concrete monument anchored to the ground  at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street in Key West, Florida. It marks the southernmost point of the continental United States. Technically, the most southern point…

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Key West Firehouse Museum

The Key West Firehouse Museum is an informative museum for those interested in firefighting and/or history. The building, formerly Firehouse No. 3, was active from 1907 until 1998. It is one of the oldest firehouses in the state of Florida. Retired Key…

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Conch Republic

You may have heard Key West referred to as the Conch Republic. That is because in 1982, Key West seceded from the United States. What prompted this move was a roadblock set up by the US Border Patrol on US1…

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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

At one time in the 1800’s, more than one hundred ships per day sailed by Key West with at least one ship wrecking per week in the area due to the treacherous reef line. Locals started taking advantage of these…

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