Culture and Art, Key West
The home actually belong to the Porter family, Robert Frost lived in the cottage in their back garden. If you enjoyed the Hemmingway House I would recommend a stop here too.
The annual Robert Frost Festival is held every year in this location.
Address: 410 Caroline Street, Key West, FL. This is right off Duval Street.
The Custom House, built in 1891, served as a post office, court house and government center when wrecking made Key West the richest city, per capita, in the U.S. But by the 1930s, the island city was bankrupt. Eventually, the building was boarded up and completely abandoned. Now, after a 9-year, $9 million restoration project, the Key West Art & Historical Society has transformed this into a wonderful museum.
Inside you can see wood paintings of old Key West and stand in the very room where the U.S. decided to go to war with Spain, following the sinking of the battleship USS Maine (Visit the cemetery for the U.S.S Maine memorial).
Learn about Ernest Hemingway's life in Key West, where he wrote many of his most famous novels. See his bloodstained WWI uniform and other personal items that created his legendary status as an adventurer and writer.
There are three main theaters here: The Waterfront Playhouse, The Red Barn Theater, and the Tennesse Williams Theater. Waterfront Playhouse and Red Barn showcase a lot of local talent, while the Tennesse Williams theater does a lot of traveling shows. Some celebrities have performed here, the most recent was Joan Rivers.
The Waterfront Playhouse
Located in Mallory Square
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street, near Hard Rock
Tennesse Williams Theater
Located in the same area as the Animal Shelter, FKCC, and the jail; just before you enter into Key West.
Coffee Mill Cultural Center.
1 block from White St and Truman Ave.
A different event every hour or so. Including classes in:
Stretch and Meditation,
Yoga in many levels,
Several forms of Dance.
Classes are $7-12 a session if I remember correctly.
Visit the HAITIAN ART GALLERY ! Haitian art was something completely new and different for me.... The gallery is located at 600 Frances Street in Key West. Tel.: (305) 296 - 8932, www.haitian-art-co.com