Very few visitors know that Key West is home to one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States. Key West Lighthouse was built in 1847, stands 46 feet high, and provides visitors with gorgeous views of the island and the water surrounding it. At Compass Realty, our well-appointed vacation rentals are just a short drive away from the lighthouse. To ensure you get the most out of your visit to Key West Lighthouse, we’ve compiled a list of helpful information for you to take in before you tour.

Planning a Trip to Key West Lighthouse

We can’t recommend a trip to visit Key West Lighthouse enough; it’s fun for the whole family. However, there are a few things you should know before you make your visit; continue on to learn more.

Self-Guided Tour of Key West Lighthouse

For starters, all Key West Lighthouse tours are self-guided, so don’t expect a guide to walk you through this historic structure. However, as you explore, you’ll come across the belongings, photographs, and words of the lighthouse keepers and their families, providing you with context for the history you’re experiencing.

Key West Lighthouse Admission Information

You can buy tickets to get inside Key West Lighthouse on-site or online. However, you’ll get a discount for purchasing your tickets online. Below is the price of admission to Key West Lighthouse at the time of this writing:

  • Adults: $17 ($15.40 online)
  • Senior/Local/College ID/Retired Military: $12 ($10.30 online)
  • Youth Ages Seven to 18: $8 ($6.30 online)
  • Children Under Seven: Free
  • Active Military: Free
  • KWAHS Members: Free

Key West Lighthouse Offers an Incredible View

Take in astonishing views of Key West, the glistening waters that surround it, and the sunset at the Key West Lighthouse. Key West Lighthouse even offers a memorable sunset experience, where you can enjoy Key West’s gorgeous sunset in spectacular fashion. With the Key West Lighthouse sunset experience, you’ll get exclusive access to the lighthouse, keeper’s quarters, and groups for groups up to six for 90 minutes. Additionally, the package includes a complimentary bottle of wine or Prosecco, artisanal meats, cheeses, or sweets. This exclusive experience is perfect for anniversaries, honeymoons, and anyone looking to enjoy the famous Key West sunset.

Tropical Key West Vacation Rentals

A Key West vacation rental with a pool, the perfect way to relax after your Key West Lighthouse tourKey West has so much more to offer than the Key West Lighthouse; visitors enjoy scuba diving adventures, fun fishing charters, a lively nightlife scene, and so much more. Stay with your friends at Compass Realty to enjoy all that Key West has to offer. To learn more about our rental options, check out our website or give us a call at 1-305-292-1881.