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Key West Historic Homes and Island History - Small Group Walking Tour
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Key West Historic Homes and Island History - Small Group Walking Tour

By Hidden Key West Walking Tours
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Ages 10-110, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h 15m
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Live guide: English
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2023

  • Full list of our favorite restaurant recommendations
  • Professional, friendly, and highly trained local guide
  • Rain Ponchos are provided if it's raining
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Umbrellas if it is raining (rain ponchos are provided)
  • Alcoholic beverages are usually available for purchase before, during, and after the tour
  • We suggest you bring at least one bottle of water


Start:
  • Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, 200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
    The meeting point for the start of the tour is the sidewalk at 200 Greene Street in front of the Mel Fisher Museum Building and directly across from the Opal Key Resort entrance sign. This is slightly southwest on Greene Street just past the corner of Greene Street and Whitehead Street.
End:
  • 730 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
    The tour ends at the Captain John Bartlum House- 730 Eaton Street, Key West, FL

  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 270079P3

  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Key West Historic Homes and Island History - Small Group Walking Tour?
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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
    200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
    The meeting point for the start of the tour is the sidewalk at 200 Greene Street in front of the Mel Fisher Museum Building and directly across from the Opal Key Resort entrance sign. This is slightly southwest on Greene Street just past the corner of Greene Street and Whitehead Street.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
    Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House
  • 1
    Truman Annex Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Truman Little White House
  • 2
    First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery
    Stop: 3 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Captain George Carey House
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    429 Caroline St
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Curry Mansion Inn
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Casa Antigua
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    620 Eaton St
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Richard Peacon House
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    The Freeman-Curry House
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    630 Eaton St
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    730 Eaton St
    730 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
    The tour ends at the Captain John Bartlum House- 730 Eaton Street, Key West, FL
    See address & details
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  • Hidden Key West Walking Tours
    430
    Key West, United States
    Joined in June 2020
  • Patricia S
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Walking Tour I Have Ever Taken!
    Cannot recommend this tour more highly. Richard, a Key West Native is extremely knowledgeable and informative. Personal anecdotes added greatly to our enjoyment and understanding of Key West’s colorful history and lore. Be sure to ask about the Secession of KW from the U.S. in 1982. From Truman’s “Little Whitehouse”, to local flora and fauna, Hemingway, popular restaurants and cockfighting, this tour covers it all. We loved every minute and commend Richard for a job well done! Book this tour now, you won’t be sorry!
    Written 16 April 2024
  • T3547PUceliab
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walking tour of Key West
    A really interesting tour of Key West with an extremely knowledgeable local guide Richard. Would highly recommend if you enjoy a leisurely 2 hour walk learning about the history of the area.
    Written 16 April 2024
  • davewW6339TI
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent small group tour
    Great tour. So glad they limit it to a small group. Richard had so much great history and information on Key West. Definitely recommend.
    Written 10 April 2024
  • Connector60941419437
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and Well Done Tour
    We loved Key West and loved this tour. Fascinating facts and tidbits. We moved at a decent pace and covered a lot of ground but that's exactly what we were hoping for.
    Written 4 March 2024
  • I8188OXkathleenc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking Tour was exceptional
    Richard was very interesting and I loved hearing about the history of Key West. I found the tour to be a great bargain. Low cost for a wealth of information!
    Written 4 March 2024
  • 802kristit
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend. Interesting and fun.
    The walking tour with Richard was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and kept is interested and engaged the entire time. Highly recommend!
    Written 19 February 2024
  • GG7Tn
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walking history tour
    We enjoyed walking and learning about the history of Key West. This was our second tour with Richard as host. He has a vast knowledge of Key West and an easy going personality. Glad we went.
    Written 18 February 2024
  • Kathy B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t Miss This
    Key West is rich in history…and Richard gave a thorough, detailed tour. We learned so much and were fascinated with the knowledge he shared. Highly recommend!
    Written 12 February 2024
  • F5295MWjeffr
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great!
    Outstanding. Great history and insights. Very knowledgeable. It is a must do for sure. You will not be disappointed. We really enjoyed the tour!
    Written 9 February 2024
  • dkata94598
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful walking tour of Key west!
    Loved our walking tour with Richard. He has lived in Key West all his life and knew his facts and information about the city. Even though it was a 1.25 mile walk, it didn't seem that far as Richard stopped many times along the route to tell us about the place, the history, and the people. We had a great time learning about Key West and recommend this tour. Take the walking tour when you arrive, because Richard will send you an email with restaurant recommendations that you can try on the other days you are there.
    Written 4 February 2024
  • Passenger722968
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5-stars! Highly Recommend!
    Richard was the perfect guide. Great communication. He had so much knowledge and answered all of my questions! What a great tour - would highly recommend.
    Written 31 January 2024
  • judym339
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Historical House Tour in Key West
    We recently took the historical house walking tour in Key West and was very impressed. The tour was informative and interesting, providing a great insight into the city's history. The guide was very knowledgeable, answering all questions with detailed responses. His expertise added a lot to the tour, making it more than just a walk around the city. The pace of the tour was good, allowing enough time to take in the information and the sights. The guide's storytelling brought the history to life, making the tour engaging and enjoyable. Overall, I highly recommend the historical house walking tour in Key West. It's a great way to learn about the city's history and see some beautiful architecture.
    Written 28 January 2024
  • 467annamarien
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking tour of Key West
    Richard ,our guide , was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He made the whole experience very worthwhile . I learned such wonderful facts and an understanding of the history of Key West. Thank you for an enjoyable walking tour!
    Written 17 January 2024
  • Carol F
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend!
    Amazing tour with lots of first hand information. Richard is easy to hear and understand. He has incredible knowledge about the inner workings and history of Key West. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written 17 January 2024
  • M B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour
    Excellent tour! The guide is fantastic and very informative. Would highly recommend. Certified historian and native.
    Written 13 January 2024
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Alaura K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
We had the opportunity to have a private tour with Richard. He was well informed and truly loved his city. He used a microphone so all 7 of us could hear (including my grandparents) and he walked at a pace that we all felt comfortable with. He found places for us to sit along the way, even though it was less than a mile walk. The history buffs in our group were eating up every story, even my daughter (10 months old) found it engaging. This is truly a wonderful experience for every person in your group! Couldn’t recommend this enough - can’t wait to come back & true another one of their tours
Written 7 April 2021
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Thank you for the kind comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour. We look forward to welcoming you back to Key West again soon!
Written 10 April 2021
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Rob T
Boston, MA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We are in Key West every year, and doing one of the walking tours is always a favorite activity for us. This year we did the historic homes tour which was both fun and educational for anyone who enjoys the history and architecture of beautiful old buildings. Our guide, John, was energetic, fun, and kind. He made the tour come alive because he knew so many great old stories and legends about the people and families of Key West. There is just so much interesting history on the island, and we learned many new things on the tour. I was concerned the information might be too in-depth, but it was perfect. John held our attention throughout the entire tour with his stories and the fun facts he taught us. This was, without doubt, one of the best tours we have ever done in Key West.
Written 17 January 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you had such a good time on your historic homes walking tour and learned so many new things. Indeed, John is a great guide. We are fortunate to have the best trained guides in Key West, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Key West again soon!
Written 19 January 2021
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Fred K
Fairfax, VA303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
If you want to learn about Key West this is the tour for you! Richard, our guide, deftly combined history, architecture and human interest with a little celebrity gossip in an interesting and informative manner as we strolled portions of Old Town Key West. When asked, he also shared information about museums and his favorite restaurants. We have taken numerous walking tours in the US as well as Europe and I say without hesitation that this was one of the best. It lasts about 2 hours but it is over before you know it because you are so engrossed in the stories. Don’t miss it.
Written 24 March 2021
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Thank you so much for the nice comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed the tour, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Key West again soon.
Written 10 April 2021
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PMK154
Murrells Inlet, SC9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Richard was an amazing guide who has lived all his life in Key West and knows everything about the island. We have visited here 4 times and wish we had taken this tour our first trip. What a wonderful way to learn the history of the area and see the beautiful old homes. The number of participants is small and he amplified his voice so he is easy to hear. He has wonderful stories about his youth, his parents and grandparents that makes the history very personal and fun.
Written 21 February 2022
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Thank you for the kind comments and for taking time to review our tour. We are glad you enjoyed your time and hope you will join us again for another tour soon.
Written 1 March 2022
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OldDrone
Chicago, IL68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve taken many walking tours across the world, and the best ones are done by residents who know all of the “insider” information. Tour guide Richard is one of those local residents, born on the island and armed with lots of personal stories to make the historical and architectural tour information even more interesting. You just can’t beat having personal photos to spice up a tour. The group is kept small, so he can respond to questions, and he uses a personal sound system so you can easily hear what he has to say. And, he’s just a witty guy. The pace and length of the tour are good, the content interesting, and as a lagniappe he offers an extensive listing of what he considers the best restaurants (including the best dishes) to help navigate the 200+ local restaurants. Well worth the time!
Written 31 January 2022
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Thank you for taking time to provide such a nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed the walking tour and we look forward to welcoming you back to Key West again soon!
Written 1 March 2022
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JEMRTR89
Columbus, GA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent tour. Tour guide was a native Key West ‘er who was extremely knowledgeable about the island and its history. If I had only one complaint it was the length of the tour, but we knew that going into it. But two hours can drag on after awhile. But he was funny and engaging and kept the tour moving at a good pace. After the tour was over he emailed everyone a long list of restaurant recommendations, which was very helpful. Would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn a little about the history of Key West and its historic homes
Written 10 March 2023
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Thanks for reviewing out tour. We are glad you enjoyed the tour, and we appreciate your feedback.
Written 26 March 2023
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Annie Z
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
We loved this walking tour! Richard not only taught us about the historic homes in Key West, but also a lot of interesting historical facts about the city. We feel like we learned so much in our two hours with him!!! At the end of the tour, Richard also emailed us over 25 of his favorite restaurant suggestions. We can’t say enough good things about this tour!
Written 30 March 2021
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Thank you so much for the nice comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed the tour, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Key West again soon.
Written 10 April 2021
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Tina D
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Richard was an exceptional guide being native to Key West for three generations his depth of knowledge stories and insight was phenomenal we highly recommend doing this to our tour. It is high value for the cost of the tour. Immerses you in the culture history and logistics of what has happened to this island paradise over 200 years. The details he provides about understanding what you were looking at is exceptional.
Written 20 March 2021
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It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both of your tours with us. We are fortunate to have the best guides in Key West, and we are glad to know how much you enjoyed your time with Richard.
Written 24 March 2021
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Stennie Travelista
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Attended this tour on the recommendation of a random cafe owner. So glad I signed up- this tour brought a new level of interest to the sights I have been seeing here in Key West. It truly is a richly layered place with so much history you will never appreciate on your own. The best parts, like everywhere else, lie in the nooks and crannies where the real meat is. Get to the bone.

Take this tour- it is well worth your time, cobbles together many “must see” sights and brings them to life beyond a simple photo snap. But you’ll also appreciate learning about the exotic trees and plants that you’ll likely not see at home. To my surprise, this was one of my favorite “memories” of my time here.
Written 14 December 2020
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We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us. Indeed, Key West has so much history and many fascinating layers. We always want to be sure our highly trained guides are as knowledgeable as possible about our special city and not just working from a script. That way, our guides can adapt the tours to the interests of our clients. We are very pleased to know this was one of your favorite memories of your time in Key West. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written 31 January 2021
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David B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Richard, the guide, serves as a historian for the city of Key West. His knowledge of the city is exhaustive and authoritative. He talks almost non-stop for 2 hours, so he offers tons of information about the city. He’s also very pleasant, interesting, and fun to listen to. All in all one of the very best walking tours we’ve done, and we’ve done a number. You won’t go wrong with this one!
Written 20 March 2023
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Thank you for the kind comments and for taking time to review our tour. We are glad you enjoyed your time and hope you will join us again for another tour soon.
Written 26 March 2023
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