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- Cemetery Stroll Schedule
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
The first of three guided strolls through the Historic Cemetery is set for January 25th...
- Citizen Action Line
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The City of Key West wants to do all it can to make your community exactly what you want it to be. That's why the City website has a Citizen Action Line. With one click of your mouse, you can ask a question, lodge a complaint or find ou...
On Site Contact : 305-292-8177
Sexton : 305-292-8177
Summer hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Winter hours: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Key West's unique and intriguing cemetery lies in the heart of Old Town. The main entrance and Sexton's office are at the intersection of Angela and Margaret Streets. The cemetery sits in a nineteen acre park-like setting where Bahamian mariners, Cuban cigar makers, Spanish-American War veterans, soldiers and civilians, millionaires and paupers, people of all races, Catholics, Protestants and Jews rest side-by-side echoing the island city's diverse heritage.
The Key West City Cemetery was established in 1847 following the disastrous hurricane of October 11, 1846 where the then beachside cemetery was unearthed due to the winds and seas. This continues to be an active cemetery with about 100 interments a year. Within the fenced 19 acres lies between 80,000 -100,000 people.
The Historic Key West Cemetery is open every day at 7:00 A. M. and closes during summer months at 7:00 PM and at 6:00 PM during winter months.
Cemetery Sexton's Office
Guided tours are available through the Historic Florida Keys Foundation on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 AM. Reservations are required by calling 305.292.6718.
A free comprehensive self-guided tour map is available inside the cemetery's front entrance. Office hours are 8:30-3:30, Monday - Friday with after hours appointments available by calling 305.292.8177. You may contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.