East Martello Museum, Key West
Self Guided Tour, lots of art, lots of Key West History. Circa 1862.
Full of junk-art in some rooms, but if you like old structures, this is really neat. The building has had quite an interesting life.
Located right next to the airport.
The West Martello Tower is the Garden Club tower. This is the East Martello Tower.
When we lived in Key West we went to the museum in the East Martello tower - I remember seeing a doll house - maybe I can find the slides I took then and have them digitized.
We anchored off this tower the first time we came down to Key West in our boat. It is NOT a good anchorage. The boat rocked and rolled all night. At that time, we were calling this Fort Monroe - because it is in Monroe County. But the Real Fort Monroe is in Hampton Virginia.
From Fodors via Yahoo
"As a Civil War citadel this spot never saw any action. Today, however, it serves as a museum with historical exhibits of the 19th to 20th century. Among the latter are relics of the U.S.S. Maine, a Cuban refugee raft, and books by famous writers -- including seven Pulitzer Prize winners -- who have lived in Key West. The tower, operated by the Key West Art and Historical Society, also has a collection of Stanley Papio's "junk art" sculptures and Cuban folk artist Mario Sanchez's chiseled and painted wooden carvings of historic Key West street scenes. Hours sometimes fluctuate, call in advance. COST: $6. Sat.-Sun. 9:30-5, last admission 4."