Port of Call Key West, Florida
An aerial view in a southwesterly direction looking at the cruise ship docks of Key West. From near to far, Mallory Square, Pier B and Outermole.
Key West Shore Excursions
The trolley tour station is in the heart of Key West. Go to the kiosk to buy tickets. The tour leaves about every half-hour, and the tour guide gives a running commentary about places of interest. You may get off/rejoin the tour at any of nine stops.
Ernest Hemingway House
During the early 1930s Ernest Hemingway spent the summers in Wyoming, and the winters at this house in Key West. His classic novel To Have and Have Not is about the depression years in Key West, with its central protagonist Harry Morgan, a boat-owner who'll try anything to make a living.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
Prepare for a dose of gold fever when you visit the Mel Fisher museum! In 1622 a fleet of twenty-eight ships laden with riches from South America foundered in a hurricane 40 miles west of the Keys. In 1985 diver Mel Fisher and his team recovered the fantastic treasures from two of the lost galleons, the Nuestra Señora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita. The museum displays many of the pieces found.
The legendary bar Sloppy Joe's was a favorite haunt of Hemingway and his hard-drinking crew. As well as liquor you'll find a very reasonably priced menu, with just one choice as a dessert - Key Lime Pie!
The celebrated ornithologist John James Audubon stayed at Audubon House in 1832. He spotted and drew 18 new birds for his Birds of America folio. The house showcases several pieces of his artwork.
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