Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 9.05.36 PMKey West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters, 0.3 mile

In 1823 the need for a lighthouse in Key West became necessary and the current lighthouse was erected to ensure the safe arrival vessels that navigated the shallow, reef-laden waters.  It opened in 1948 with a women Keeper, nearly unheard of in the 19th century.  Climbing the 88 steps will deliver you to the top where you can enjoy the beautiful and breath-taking views.