Of course if you are planning a trip to the vacation paradise of Key West, you probably are anticipating enjoying some fun aquatic activities in the marvelous waters that surround the isle. Key West has much more to offer visitors than snorkeling, fishing, sailing, and scuba diving. Key West has enjoyed a long and storied history. Join our knowledgeable local guides for a guided sightseeing tour of this charming island hamlet.
You can ride the Conch Train, a Key West institution for over half a century. One of the most popular attractions on Key West, this replica train is a tribute to the railroad constructed by Henry Flagler a century ago. The rail line built by Flagler brought industry, commerce, and tourism to this remote island. The conch train is a charming family-friendly reminder of a simpler time.
Another nostalgic method of touring the historic landmarks of this charming island is the Old Town Trolley. This trolley makes the rounds of Old Town while a knowledgeable guide recounts fascinating tales of this island. You will listen to the intriguing stories of nefarious pirates, opportunistic ship wreckers, secretive smugglers, and indigenous people with fascinating traditions.
Key West has also hosted a number of famous people. President Harry Truman spent winters on this island getaway while in office. Thomas Edison resided in Key West while doing research for the United States Navy. You will be told about these famous men, as well a former resident who is most closely associated with Key West, the writer Ernest Hemingway.