The Key West Lighthouse

I love living on an island.  Key West has such an incredibly rich island culture, and one of the very cool things you can do is visit the Lighthouse and Keepers Quarters Museum.

Located on Whitehead Street, just steps from the Hemingway Home & Museum, it’s easy to spot.  You can’t miss the towering white structure that was once a fully functioning lighthouse.

It’s no longer used to help ships navigate the reefs in the Lower Keys, and it has been placed on the National Register for Historic Places.  Like the rest of Key West, it too has a colorful cast of characters associated with it.

If you have the wherewithal to climb the 88 steps in the spiral staircase to get to the top you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous treetop view Key West’s Old Town Historic District.   Looking down you see the grounds and can imagine how wonderfully unique they are for a wedding.

Reciting your vows beneath the comforting shade of the old Banyan tree, or being daring enough to say “I Do” atop the 90 foot light house will be memorable for everyone who attends.

They have a wonderful little gift shop with items which are perfect for bridal parties, mother of the bride, etc.  The Key West Lighthouse and Keepers Quarters Museum is just one of so many things Key West has to offer visitors.   We are a tropical island paradise, no passport required!  Stop by and say hello, we’re waiting for you.

Sun, sand and love from the Florida Keys!

MaryBeth

Wedding planner and officiant living and loving life in Key West, Florida. Hope to see you very soon, I’ll be the one with the big smile on my face!

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