Florida's Key West: Exploring the Island and its History Outside the Bars

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4 miles
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Duration 1h 40m
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Get a glimpse of the Key West's history and residential architecture via in-app audio tour
  • See the houses where Ernest Hemingway and Harry Truman used to lodge on the island
  • Learn how Harry Truman’s Key West home and the White House in Washington are linked
  • Stroll the atmospheric streets lined with Victorian cottages among the walking roosters
  • Get to know how chasing shipwrecks made Key West the one time richest city in America
Welcome to quirky Key West, or the Conch Republic, at the end of the scenic Route 1 highway over the Florida archipelago. This audio tour explores the storied island apart from its party-town-only reputation. You will start the tour at Bayview Park and figure out what is the Conch Republic of Key West and its foundation plot. After that, you will browse the epitaphs at the Key West Cemetery to spot elements of fun and sorrow on the centuries-old gravestones. Walking down Duval Street, the island's main one, you will make it to the Buoy indicating Key West’s proximity to Cuba to snap a selfie with this famous fixture. Looking up at the Key West Lighthouse nearby, you will be surprised that in the era of male supremacy, it used to be kept by a woman for decades. Next, you will see the hallmark Hemingway Home with the garden and the pool dug in solid coral, which was a sheer luxury in the 1930s Key West, still worth marveling at. Towards the seafront, you will get a chance to meet the iconic live Queen Conch snail itself among the many sea critters at the Key West Aquarium. Finally, you will walk out to Mallory Square, where locals gather to celebrate the sunset. Also, there will be a few museums on the route that you can visit on your own to get a profound historical insight. Join the tour to experience what about Key West appealed to the American novelists and presidents alike and what makes the island special both at the daylight and at dusk!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Recommendation for the representative art galleries on Duval Street
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Bayview Park
Truman Avenue, 1320
Mallory Square
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Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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