The lighthouse is 86 feet high and was originally 46 feet high and powered by 15 oil lamps. The stairs have 88 steps that lead to the observation deck. The Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum is one block off of Duval Street on Whitehead street and is open daily. After the Coast Guard decommissioned the Key West Light in 1969, it was turned over to Monroe County, which in turn leased it to the Key West Arts and Historical Society. The society operates the lighthouse and its associated buildings as a museum.
Key West Florida is bathed in the warmth of a tropical sun, cooled by ocean breezes and shaded by lush, tropical plants and trees. Key West is a truly romantic destination, rich in history, culture, and natural treasures, Key West has something for everybody. Separating the lovely turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Key West is the southern most point in the United States. Key West is mere 98 miles from Cuba at its closest point and 129 miles southwest of Miami, (about 160 driving miles). If you visit, Key West Hotels and Resorts and rentals in the Florida Keys are great for unwinding and taking a break from the action. Prospective home buyers will find many Real Estate Professionals in Key West and the Florida Keys.
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