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Key West: Sails to Rails Museum Admission

Entry ticket

Key West: Sails to Rails Museum Admission

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Get a comprehensive insight into the history of Florida Keys and Key West at the Sails to Rails Museum. Learn about the Age of Sail and the invention of Railroads with immersive, hands-on exhibits for kids and adults.

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  • Step back in history 500 years and discover the Age of Sail in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Keys
  • Enjoy video presentations on the Overseas Railroad and learn about a time in America when railroads opened up the frontiers
  • Lift a genuine silver bar from a Spanish Galleon and view a diorama of Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park
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Located in the historic Key West Bight, discover this state-of-the-art museum with hands-on exhibits, raw footage, unique artifacts, and the only scale model of Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park. As you travel through this interactive timeline of Key West history, uncover the history of sponging, turtling, fishing, cigar making, and tourism that put Key West on the map. Touch a genuine silver bar from the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha that sank full of gold, silver, and emeralds during a hurricane off of Key West in 1522. Get to know Henry Flagler, John D. Rockefeller’s partner in Standard Oil, in the original paymaster’s railway car from the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway. Inside the Maggie Atwell House, see the only remaining wooden structure built by the FEC, learn about the backbreaking work of building the railroad over the open ocean and the mosquito infested mangrove swamps of the Florida Keys. For the younger set, the museum offers an area full of hands-on activities, picture-taking opportunities, and the National Park Services Junior Ranger Program.
  • Admission to the Museum
  • Self-guided tour

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Meeting point

Enter the Museum at 901 Caroline St inside Flagler Station. Three paid parking lots adjacent to the museum: The City of Key West Park and Ride, Half Shell Parking Lot & Key West Bight Parking Lot.

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  • Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Child age: 4-12 years. Under 4 are free

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Incredible and fascinating story of the first train from Miami to Key West! The man behind it was quite someone. Loved the little documentary too!

April 3, 2022

Product ID: 280302