281 Front St.
on Key West's harbor
Key West, FL 33040
The Custom House Museum Website »
One of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in the country, the Custom House opened in 1891 and housed Key West's first post office. A nine-year $9 million community supported restoration brought the building back to its former grandeur, and now it's filled with permanent and touring exhibits of art and history on two floors in seven elegant galleries.
Experience the 8th wonder of the world in the exhibit, "Speedway to Sunshine, the Final Chapter". The exhibit re-creates a time 100 years ago when Henry Flagler realized his dream and completed the 128-mile extension of the Florida East Coast Railway to Key West. From construction in 1904 through its destruction in the 1935 hurricane, the exhibit highlights the railroad's impact on Key West and the Florida Keys.
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