At the Audubon House, a tall man dressed in a ruffled shirt and a long jacket of another era, has appeared on the entry porch and in the gift shop gallery which displays the famous Audubon bird prints. Since no other person in these parts would dress in such an affected manner, it could be none other than the famous naturalist himself, John James Audubon, who visited Key West to find tropical bird specimens for his work on “Birds of America.” He stayed on the island for less than two weeks in 1832 – long before the house was built. He never stayed overnight on the island; as a matter of fact, rather, he chose to stay on a boat anchored in the harbor, so fearful was he of catching the dreaded yellow fever… Read on for more tales…
Discover Key West’s darkest side—the side you can only see at night. We’ll travel along the dark, narrow streets of Old Town, where centuries old wooden buildings are said to be the home of raging occupants, souls who’ve never moved on. Learn the gruesome details of some of the island’s most tragic deaths, ghastly residents and more as your Ghost Host takes you on a tour of Key West you’ll not soon forget. The Travel Channel deemed Key West as one of America’s most haunted places; see for yourself during the Key West Halloween celebration.
With a history steeped in pirates, Indians, shipwrecks and buried treasure, it’s no wonder Key West has its share of haunted tales. Visitors to the southernmost city often spend some time seeking out the tiny island’s spookier spots hoping to have a paranormal encounter.
We’ve all experienced it: That eerie feeling that something or someone was watching us; that an inanimate object had, in actuality, come alive. In Key West, many have not only experienced that feeling, but have also witnessed it when viewing the famous toy – Robert The Doll.
A visit to this historic church and cemetery is indeed an experience – if not to simply enjoy its beauty, but also to explore the possibility that ghosts really do exist. Discover the haunted side of Key West on the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour.
An island icon, Captain Tony’s Saloon has an intriguing past – one that includes murder, mystery, and even a bit of mayhem. Before becoming a popular watering hole, the building served a few different roles. It was an ice house, the city morgue, a wireless telegraph station, a cigar factory, a speakeasy and even a bordello. It was also the original home of the famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
When evening descends on the Conch Republic, a festive atmosphere permeates the air, and natives and visitors alike take to the streets for something fun to do at night. Because of its relatively small size, this island enclave is ideal to explore on two feet or two wheels. With many of its popular attractions within close proximity of one another, Key West is an easy and highly accessible town with plenty to offer when the sun goes down. Though Key West has a well-earned reputation as a party capital, with a robust nightlife packed with bars and a vibrant live music scene, this part of the world also has plenty to offer those looking for family-friendly activities to do at night. To get the most out of your visit, check out our list below of the best things to do at night in Key West, guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s faces!
La Concha Hotel is located in the vibrant and bustling city of Key West. La Concha Hotel stands tall and proud as one of the oldest and most haunted attractions in the area. The hotel was built in 1926. This historic landmark has captivated visitors with its fascinating past and ghostly stories. It is situated on Duval Street, just around the corner from famous Key West landmarks such as Mallory Square, the Hemingway House, and the Key West Aquarium.