There are so many giant trees around the island of Key West, the iconic lighthouse can only be seen from the sidewalks within a block or two at best. Huge and helpful it was, as oil burning lamps were used as the light system to guide sailors to the island. There are a lot of really good attractions on the island to highlight the history of the ship wrecking industry. We would recommend Mel Fishers Museum and Hemingway first, then the lighthouse if time permits. Do it on a really nice day so you can see great after climbing the ninety winding steps to the top. It is nice to hang out for the 360-degree views of the city and the ocean. No base jumping allowed!
938 Whitehead Street
Key West FL 33040-7423