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Spirits are everywhere. And not just in bars.

Self-Guided | Hosted in English | 60 Minutes
Local Knowledge
This tour is packed with knowledge only locals would know.
Amazing History
Tour-goers love this tour for the amazing and fun history!

How you can take this tour

Walking
This tour can be taken at your own pace by walking
Bike or E-Bike
Take this tour via bicycle or e-bike!

WHAT YOU’LL SEE & DO

You've never been to a cemetery like this.

Trace the footsteps of ship captains, entertainers, and pioneers in a journey that weaves through the final resting places of the island's most colorful characters. From the infamous "I Told You I Was Sick" epitaph to the solemn memorials of shipwreck victims, each stop tells a part of Key West's vibrant story.

You'll discover soldiers, sailors, ship captains, fishing guides, bar owners, circus midgets, revolutionaries, politicians and, believe it or not, a family pet deer among others!

Audio Wave

Iguanas, roosters, and 200-year old headstones

From iguanas lounging on the tomb stones to markers for unknown children and everything in between. Take your time here as some treasures are subtle and need to be discovered upon close examination. You'll see the very old. The very historic. And the very cool.

On this audio-guided adventure, you'll get a chance to meet characters like:

► "Sloppy" Joe Russell: Key West's best-known barkeep and fishing guide, who famously inspired Ernest Hemingway during the 1930s.
► Austin and Tina Griffin: A couple whose lives ended in a dramatic murder-suicide in 1907.
► "General" Abe Sawyer: A local celebrity known for his small stature and big personality, he was just 40 inches tall.
► Kermit "Shine" Forbes: Known for being Ernest Hemingway’s boxing sparring partner and a veteran of World War II.
► B. P. "Pearl" Roberts: Remembered for her humorous tombstone that reads, "I Told You I Was Sick," capturing her personality even in death.

Plus the gravestones of pets, monuments to cherished Key deer, 15-year-old stuffed rabbits atop tombs, and much more.

In 60 Minutes, You'll See More Wildlife In One Block Than The Entire Island.

The cemetery is filled with headstones, monuments, markers, tombs and obelisk of many different shapes and sizes. Some old and worn ~ while others are new and grand and well maintained. But no matter where you are you will find more WILDLIFE in this one block than the whole island!

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What is Included

Excellent value
Lots of people really like this tour and it’s worth the money.
Hands-free guidance
This tour uses your GPS location to play the right thing at the right time.
Offline Access
Includes playback capabilities without wifi once on your device.
Translated Instructions
Read and listen in your native language

Meet Your Narrator: Captain William Shade

Shipwrecked on the island in the 1800s, the ghost of Key West local legend Captain Shade brings you to the underworld on this tour. A masterful storyteller, Capt. Shade shows you this island is much more than meets the eye.

(April promotion.  Applied at checkout)

From $29.99 per person

$39.99

$29.99/person

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$ 39.99 USD
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This was incredible!

I had no idea how much amazing stuff was in this cemetery until I took this tour. Also, I loved the voice!!
Terra K.
Jan 2024

What a cool idea

I've always thought of audio tours as boring and dry. This was anything but! Loved it!
Brian P.
October 2023

Great way to see key west with the family

My family is always looking for new ways to experience a city. This was great!
The Richer Family
December 2023

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the Key West cemetery haunted?

The tales are as lively as the supposed spirits wandering around. Got a thrill for the paranormal? This place dishes out ghost stories with a side of cheeky charm. It's more than history—it's an invitation to explore the spooky side of Key West. But let's keep it cool with the ghostly residents; respect is key, even when you're on the lookout for a spectral photobomb. Come for the intrigue, stay for the eerie encounters—just remember, it's all part of the fun.

Are these tours good for kids and families?

Absolutely! Our tours are like family road trips, but without the 'are we there yet?' We keep it fun and engaging for all ages. Just enough history to educate, and plenty of quirky tales to entertain. Think of it as edutainment where you actually enjoy the 'edu' part.

Are these walking tours only or can i ride my bike/golf cart?

Walk, bike, or golf cart – your choice! Our tours are as versatile as your transportation preferences. Just remember, safety first – we don't want you so engrossed in our stories that you forget you're on wheels! Keep it cool, keep it safe, and enjoy the ride, whichever way you roll.

Does this tour require wifi?

Nope, no WiFi needed! Our tours are downloadable. Think of it like preparing for a Netflix binge but for your ears and feet. Download the tour over a connection faster than a Key West sunset, and you're set to explore the island offline. Say goodbye to pesky data charges!

How will I know where to go?

Fear not, intrepid explorer! Our app is like a treasure map, minus the 'X marks the spot'. It'll guide you through the winding streets and hidden alleys with the precision of a GPS-obsessed parrot. Just follow the voice and the handy map – it's like having a personal navigator, minus the backseat driving.

Does each person in my group need their own tour?

Only if they want to hear the tour! It's like headphones at a silent disco – without your own set, you're just watching a bunch of people dance awkwardly in silence. So yes, each person needs their own tour unless you're all about that shared earbud life. Social listening is the new black, after all.

Is this a tour with a tour guide?

Oh, absolutely! That is if you count the sultry voice coming from your device as a 'guide'. Our tours are like having a super knowledgeable local in your pocket, minus the awkwardness of actually stuffing someone in there. No live guides here, just the freedom to explore at your own pace with our expertly crafted audio narratives!

YOU ONLY NEED 2 THINGS:

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A SMART PHONE

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EARBUDS

TO DISCOVER THE BEST OF KEY WEST (AT YOUR OWN PACE)

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45 minutes · Hosted in English and Spanish
Excellent Value
Guests say it's well worth the price
Family Friendly
This tour is OK for parents and kids alike

What you'll do

Join me, Captain William Shade, as we tread a path drenched in blood, gold, and treachery.

In these waters, pirates didn't just seek treasure—they demanded it, and their shadows still lurk in every forgotten alley and moonlit dock.

Dare to venture where legends were forged in cutlass and flame, where tales aren't just tales but stark reminders of the savage pursuit of greed and dreams. This isn't your grandmother's stroll down memory lane; it's a raw, unapologetic plunge into the depths of the ambition and desire that has made Key West what it is today.

Steel yourself, for in these echoing footsteps, you're not just retracing history—you are awakening it.

What's included

Family Friendly
This tour is OK for parents and kids alike
Family Friendly
This tour is OK for parents and kids alike

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