Key West Cemetery
One of the top attractions in Key West, Florida, the Key West Cemetery is an unusual resting place where the oddball tombstones reflect the quirky character of the island. With atypical epitaphs such as “I Told You I Was Sick,” “Devoted Fan of Julio Iglesias” and “At Least I Know Where He’s Sleeping Tonight,” the unique 20-acre graveyard has been around since 1847. Home to 100,000 people resting in peace, the Key West Cemetery’s population is over three times the size of the island’s current citizenry. A sprawling field with whitewashed above ground vaults, multiple-body graves and a bizarre collection of statues and tombstones, Key West Cemetery is a spotlight on the town’s history and culture.
The Key West Cemetery is free to explore on your own and will take 1-2 hours, however guided tours are also available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a small fee (call 1 (305) 292-6718 for more information on tours). You’ll find Key West Cemetery in the center of Old Town between Frances, Oliva, Angela, Margaret and Passover Lane.