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On Site Contact : 305-809-3986
Sexton : 305-809-3986


Summer hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Winter hours: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
Key West's unique and intriguing cemetery lies in the heart of Old Town. The main entrance and Sexton's office are at the intersection of Angela and Margaret Streets. The cemetery sits in a nineteen acre park-like setting where Bahamian mariners, Cuban cigar makers, Spanish-American War veterans, soldiers and civilians, millionaires and paupers, people of all races, Catholics, Protestants and Jews rest side-by-side echoing the island city's diverse heritage.

The Key West City Cemetery was established in 1847 following the disastrous hurricane of October 11, 1846 where the then beachside cemetery was unearthed due to the winds and seas. This continues to be an active cemetery with about 100 interments a year. Within the fenced 19 acres lies between 80,000 -100,000 people.

The Historic Key West Cemetery is open every day at 7:00 AM and closes during summer months at 7:00 PM and at 6:00 PM during winter months.

Sexton's Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony May 4, 2016 Video


 Guided tours are available through the Historic Florida Keys Foundation on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 AM. Reservations are required by calling 305.292.6718. A free comprehensive self-guided tour map is available at the cemetery's front entrance. Sexton's Office hours are 8:30-3:30, Monday - Friday with after hours appointments available by calling 305.809.3986. You may contact us via email at rbrittain@cityofkeywest-fl.gov
 
 

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Russell Brittain,
Cemetery Sexton
Sexton's Office
701 Passover Ln
Key West, FL 33040
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  • Business: (305) 809-3986
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  • Sexton's office is open from 7am - 4pm.

    The Cemetery gates are open 7am - 7pm summer months; 7am - 6pm winter months.

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