20902
Florida

Signature City Key West

Dive deep into the legends, history, artistic legacy and natural wonders of one of Florida’s most vibrant cities as you unravel the mysteries of Old Town, Key West.
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Program No. 20902RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,599
Special Offer
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At a Glance

With its distinctive architecture, courtyard gardens and hidden pathways, Key West’s Old Town is a delight to explore on foot. Experience what makes the United States’ southernmost city so unique and what lies behind the quaint facade. With local experts, hear tales of shipwrecks, explore the Hemingway home and get a look at Papa’s favorite bar. Consider President Truman’s love affair with Key West at the “Little White House” and share the spirit of the island with artists, divers, gardeners, historians, musicians, oceanographers and other natives.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking two miles daily on paved sidewalks; some stairs and standing at museums and historic sites.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Meet numerous Key West residents and hear from them about their home and the cultural scene.
  • Visit the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum to examine artifacts retrieved from a sunken 17th-century ship.
  • Learn about the variety of bird species and exotic flora at the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens.

General Notes

You may be interested in a more leisurely version of this program, "Key West at a Slower Pace: Living on Island Time" (#21797).
Featured Expert
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Bob Wolz
Bob graduated from Youngstown State University, majoring in history with a minor in business. In 1999, he became the executive director of the Harry S. Truman Little White House State Historic Site. Bob created a not-for-profit corporation that aims to expand educational outreach of the Little White House and complete its restoration. He is an accomplished writer, having co-authored or edited several books including 'Presidents in Paradise.' His work has also appeared in the Florida Artland History Magazine and the American Political Science Review.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Bob Wolz
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