Walk up to 2 miles today on sidewalks. We will use the trolley which has four steps. An elevator is available at the Mel Fisher museum, though you may need to climb a flight of stairs to reach some parts of the facility.
Our well-balanced breakfast buffet in the hotel offers a variety of tasty options to start your day with hot and cold items, fresh fruit, juices, and coffee/decaf, tea, water.
Our Truman expert will tell us all about the President’s days in Key West and what came to be known as The Little White House. Florida’s only Presidential site, the Harry S. Truman Little White House was constructed in 1890 as housing for naval officers. Its most important usage was as President Truman’s winter White House from 1946-1952. While traveling to our lunch destination, hear why this island, only four miles long and two miles wide, is such a fascinating place.
At a local restaurant with the group.
After lunch, we will go on a field trip to the Custom House Museum. This living link to Key West’s historic past was built in 1891 to house the island’s customs office, postal service, and district courts. “Old 91” is now the headquarters of the Key West Art and Historical Society that maintains a collection of artifacts and art significant to the Florida Keys. A local expert will lead us through this amazing space. Next we will visit the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum where we will learn about marine archaeology and see treasures, including gold and silver bars, retrieved from beneath the sea. Dedicated to educating the public on maritime and colonial activity in the New World and preserving maritime culture resources, the museum celebrates 500 years of history. As a special highlight, we will go behind the scenes and explore the conservation lab. Prior to dinner we'll enjoy the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Dock. In Key West, watching the sun go down is a daily ritual accompanied by a festival with arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, vendors, and a crowd of thousands of locals and visitors alike. People begin gathering about two hours before sunset for this multi-cultural “happening” that embodies the spirit of Key West.
At a local restaurant.
See vibrant Cuban dancing from a local performer!