Old Town Key West

Old Town Key West is the historic district of Key West island in the state of Florida. Old Town is the western area of the island, excluding the seaport district. Old Town is the main business district and most of the tourist attractions of the island are also part of this area. The original Old Town was bound by the streets of Whitehead, Thomas, Passover, Windsor, Angela, and White, along with the Gulf of Mexico. However, the town got expanded from 4,000 acres or 16 sq. km. to 5,400 acres or 22 sq. km. and contains four structures and 2,485 historic buildings at present. The major attractions of Old Town Key West are

  • Key West Aquarium
  • The Armory
  • Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
  • Captain Tony’s Saloon
  • Key West Cemetery
  • U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Key West Station
  • Ernest Hemingway House
  • Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage
  • Key West Light House
  • Mallory Square
  • Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum
  • Birthplace of Pan-Am
  • Dr. Joseph Y. Porter House
  • Key West Museum of Art and History
  • Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum
  • Sloppy Joe’s
  • Richard Peacon House
  • Southernmost House
  • Thompson Fish House, Turtle Cannery and Kraals
  • Harry S. Truman Little White House
  • Western Union (schooner)

Old Town Key West is one of the world famous tourist attractions with Victorian mansions, old hotels in Caribbean styles, and gardens with lush and tropical landscaping and palm trees. You would love walking through the Old Town and enjoy the galleries, boutiques, shops, and restaurants. You could also reach the beach from most spots of the Old Town through a relaxed stroll.

The major hotels where you could stay in Old Town Key West are Truman Hotel Key West in Truman Avenue, Marquesa Hotel in Fleming Street, Heron House in Simonton Street, The Grand Guesthouse Key West in Grinnell Street, The Mermaid and Alligator in Truman Avenue, La Mer and Dewey House in South Street, Silver Palms Inn in Truman Avenue, The Westin Key West Resort and Marina in Front Street, Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Reynolds Street, and Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa in Front Street.

Old Town Key West contains attractions and activities for visitors with all kinds of tastes and preferences. You could go around the Old Town by using trolley tours or take a ride aboard the Conch Train, starting at Front Street Depot and lasting around 90 minutes.