Bird’s eye view of Key West, Florida

Spectrum News 13 had a nice little story the other day about the fantastic view from the top of Key West Lighthouse. Having visited there in 1999, I can verify that the lighthouse is a perfect vantage point to survey a wonderful historic community. Old Town Key West boasts the largest historical district of wooden structures on the Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places.

The current lighthouse went into service in 1848, and the town basically grew up around its base. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1969, and today it serves as a museum dedicated to Key West’s maritime heritage. Visitors are invited to walk up the 88 steps to the top and can explore the belongings, photographs, and words of the keepers and their families.

“The lighthouse gives you a really good idea of just how much the city has grown. It’s just a beautiful view,” said Fiona Mueller, Lighthouse Docent, in the Spectrum News 13 story.

Key West Lighthouse in 1999. Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.

Read more on the Spectrum News 13 website.

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