Key West
Key West Old Town: A Kaleidoscope of Life
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
6 days
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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
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 gold and silver bars and other artifacts retrieved by Mel Fisher and his crew of divers 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

For a less active program you may be interested in the sister program exploring Key West at Your Pace: Living on Island Time (#21797).
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Bob Wolz
Bob Wolz graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in history and 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, “The Legacy of the Little White House: Presidents in Paradise.” His work has also appeared in the Florida Artland History Magazine and the American Political Science Review.
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