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Key West Cemetery

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About the Cemetery


Key West's unique and intriguing cemetery lies in the heart of Old Town. The main entrance and Sexton's office are at the intersection of Angela and Margaret Streets. The cemetery sits in a nineteen acre park-like setting where the following people rest side-by-side echoing the island city's diverse heritage:
  • Bahamian mariners
  • Catholics
  • Cuban cigar makers
  • Millionaires and paupers
  • People of all races
  • Protestants and Jews 
  • Spanish-American War veterans
  • Soldiers and civilians

Establishment of Cemetery


The Key West City Cemetery was established in 1847 following the disastrous hurricane of October 11, 1846 where the then beach-side cemetery was unearthed due to the winds and seas. This continues to be an active cemetery with about 100 interments a year. Within the fenced 19 acres lies between 80,000 to 100,000 people.
Tours
Guided tours are available through the Historic Florida Keys Foundation on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. Reservations are required by calling 305-292-6718. A free comprehensive self-guided tour map is available at the cemetery's front entrance. Sexton's Office hours are 8:30 to 3:30, Monday through Friday with after hours appointments available by calling 305-809-3986.

Hours


Summer Hours
7 am to 7 pm

Winter Hours
7 am to 6 pm