Want to get to know Key West wildlife? (And no, we’re not talking about nightly festivities at Sloppy Joe’s on Duval Street.) If you’re the kind of person who always puts the local zoo on your travel itinerary, or who fumbles over your camera every time a squirrel or lizard make an appearance during vacation, … Read more
1964: The Hemingway House was formally dedicated as a museum honoring the memory of the late Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner who lived in Key West in the 1930s. The house stands at an elevation of 16 feet above sea level, and is still the second-highest site on the island. It was originally built in … Read more
The Oldest House on Duval Street officially opened as a museum. The house was restored by the Historic Key West Preservation Board and the Old Island Restoration Foundation, which managed the museum. Richard Cussans is credited with building the Oldest House. He was born in Nassau in 1806 and came to Key West in 1828. … Read more
Florida Keys History 1953: The new Key West Kennel Club dog track on Stock Island, which was built in six weeks, drew an opening-night crowd estimated at 4,000.