The original settlers in Key West made the horrific mistake of locating their cemetery along the southern shore, facing the Atlantic Ocean. A decision that came back to haunt them in 1846. That year a massive hurricane struck the island uncovering all of the graves! Remains were scattered everywhere including mangrove trees, tidal pools, beaches and lanes. Rethinking their earlier mistake the residents relocated the cemetery to the highest point on the island known as Solares Hill. The new location has bee n home to the island's permanent inhabitants ever since. Today the cemetery is a very popular tourist attraction. The city of Key West restricts visits to daytime hours only but they do provide a self guided map at the entrance. Over the years a number of fascinating and humorous tombstone have drawn fans from around the world. Don't miss this historic and memorable piece of Bone Island.
Key West was originally named “Bone Island” and for good reason! While searching for the fountain of youth, Ponce de Leon made an ominous discovery when he came ashore in 1521…
On this 1.5 hour walking tour your master storyteller will guide you through the streets and back alleys of this famously haunted isle.
Bring your camera and an open mind on this journey into the past and beyond where unsettled spirits roam free. Stops include the haunted Porter Mansion, Robert the Doll's original home - the Artist House and the tour concludes inside the island's original morgue with "spirited" photo opportunities!
For over 500 years humans and their spirits have been drawn to Bone Island. In that time numerous spots around the island have become known for extreme paranormal activity. The ghost hunters of Bone Island Ghost Tours agree that the following spots can't be missed:
10. West Martello Fort
9. Key West Cemetery
8. Porter Mansion
7. Fort Zachery Taylor
6. Robert Curry's Mansion
(Hard Rock Cafe)
5. Audubon House
4. Mel Fisher Museum
3. Artisit House
2. East Martello Fort
1. Original Key West Morgue
(Captain Tony's Saloon)
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