From lounging under a palm tree to catching a sunset from Mallory Square, Key West has a lot to offer both visitors and residents. For such a small place it’s got a helluva lot of interesting history, and there are many museums worth a visit in Key West. Read ahead for some local tips on stingrays and swashbuckling pirates, polydactyl cats and presidential homes.
Filled with original furnishings and memorabilia from the days Truman vacationed here, the Little White House offers a glimpse into the life of a president. To make the most of your trip, book a tour with a knowledgable guide who will walk you around the home and fill your brain with presidential history and personal stories of Harry S Truman. Pleasant grounds and a well-maintained home make this a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Presidents are still allowed to stay here so pictures are not allowed. Recommended by local insider Alli Griffiths
Custom House weaves together the art, culture and people of Key West, offering a unique insight into the history of the area. Across the four floors of this attractive building, you’ll find exhibitions on famous painter Tennessee Williams, junk enthusiast Stanley Papio and the Overseas Railroad. A must for anyone interested in the extensive history of the area. The museum is well located to explore other key sites of Key West during your time here, once you’ve browsed the contents of the house head to Mallory Square for sundowners. Recommended by local insider Alli Griffiths