Key West: Sails to Rails Museum Admission
- Step back in history 500 years and discover the Age of Sail in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Keys
- Enjoy video presentations on the Overseas Railroad and learn about a time in America when railroads opened up the frontiers
- Lift a genuine silver bar from a Spanish Galleon and view a diorama of Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park
As you travel through this interactive timeline of Key West history, uncover the history of sponging, turtling, fishing, cigar making, and tourism that put Key West on the map. Touch a genuine silver bar from the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha that sank full of gold, silver, and emeralds during a hurricane off of Key West in 1522. Get to know Henry Flagler, John D. Rockefeller’s partner in Standard Oil, in the original paymaster’s railway car from the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway. Inside the Maggie Atwell House, see the only remaining wooden structure built by the FEC, learn about the backbreaking work of building the railroad over the open ocean and the mosquito infested mangrove swamps of the Florida Keys.
For the younger set, the museum offers an area full of hands-on activities, picture-taking opportunities, and the National Park Services Junior Ranger Program.
- Admission to the Museum
- Self-guided tour
Prepare for the activity
Enter the Museum at 901 Caroline St inside Flagler Station. Three paid parking lots adjacent to the museum: The City of Key West Park and Ride, Half Shell Parking Lot & Key West Bight Parking Lot.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• Child age: 4-12 years. Under 4 are free