Key West Walking Tour
Key West is the Florida Keys' southernmost island where you can discover its history and culture as you explore the old town, passing historic landmarks like the Hemingway House and more on this scenic walking tour in the Conch Republic. With the chance to visit the San Carlos Museum and the famous Southernmost Point Buoy, this guided walking tour is ideal for cultural connoisseurs and history buffs alike. Your tour includes a guided walk around Key West's old town with an expert local guide who will share this historic city's cultural and interesting past that includes treasure hunting, cigar manufacturing with visits to famous landmarks and sites like the Southernmost Mansion, the Banyan Tree, the Mel Fisher Shipwreck and more. Be provided some free time to shop or wander the city during this 1.5-hour adventure, making this walking tour convenient and flexible for combining a scenic tour with leisure time to explore Key West the way you want.
Start your scenic tour by meeting your local tour guide at the Kino Sandals Plaza and get a brief introduction of your day, learn about the age-old history of beautiful Key West. This coral cay island is more than a picturesque beach town for vacation seekers, Key West was integral in Cuba's independence from Spain and was home to a naval base that helped protect the lower keys from pirates. Listen to your tour guide's tales about shipwrecking, treasure hunting, cigar manufacturing and sponging that helped shape Key West's culture and history as you stroll through the old town and see historic sites like the Captain Tony Saloon, the Mel Fisher Shipwreck, the Banyan Tree and the first office of Pan Am, the birthplace of the first international flight in the United States from the former largest airline in the country. Take in the scenic views of the gorgeous brick-paved gardens bromeliads, orchids, and more on the lush one-acre property of the 19th-century Audubon House and admiring historic site the Hemingway House, home to the famous writer Ernest Hemingway.
Continue your tour with visits to the San Carlos Museum and the famous Key West Lighthouse, which stands 100 feet above sea level. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the island on your own with the help of the maps provided by your guide as you visit historic landmarks and attractions like the Strand Theatre, Margaritaville and the Southernmost Mansion, a historic hotel that has hosted everyone from movie stars to presidents since its construction in the late 19th century. Wrap up your tour shopping for unique trinkets and souvenirs to commemorate your time on the island and visit the Southernmost Point Buoy to take memorable postcard-worthy shots before heading back to the cruise pier.
Whether you're looking to explore historic landmarks like the Key West Lighthouse or want to shop for the most unique souvenirs in town, this tour offers a variety of activities to do and places to see. Book your spot on this walking tour adventure today and immerse yourself in Key West's local culture and history.
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