You will be amazed by how much history and culture our small island has! Local Guide will take you on a time travel adventure. As you stroll through the scenic streets of the Old Town, you will learn how the island was discovered and became one of the richest cities in the USA!
Hear the stories of the first industries on the island, such as shipwrecking, sponge harvesting and cigarmaking. Also, learn what key role Key West played in the Cuban fight for its independence and find out why Key West declared the war against the United States.
The tour takes place rain or shine - Ponchos will be provided if necessary
History and Stories - The Key West Must do tour !
Alejandro is an excellent guide . He is very knowledgeable about the history of Key west starting from Ponce De Leon. The tour covers a lot of old town with stops at different places where Alejandro showed us the original photographs and compared it to the present renovations... fascinating. The presentation of the tour is very good, facts and stories which kept us interested and amused. I suggest that you do this tour when you get to Key West so that you add " meaning and significance" to all the sights and sounds during the rest of your visit !
KEY WEST - HISTORY & CULTURE
Excellent tour , I recommend that you do this as soon as possible when you get to Key West - Key West has a tremendous amt. of history , art and culture which is preserved in the buildings and monuments. AJ is very knowledgeable and has excellent presentation skills . He answered all our questions patiently and made the tour FUN and interesting with stories of the past. He carried a tablet with all the old photographs of the town that he compared to the present scene.
My husband and I have been going to Key West for the past 15 years and this is the first time we've taken a historical walking tour. AJ was a great tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave an interactive tour. We got to experience some of the local crafts and learn the history of how they came to be unique to Key West. Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to learn about Key West.
BEST TOUR HANDS DOWN!!
I emailed this company prior to flying out to Key West to inquire about any crazy covid rules about toured groups. And Mila responded so fast back and was so nice, that I just had to book with them. :)
My boyfriend and I ended up being the only people on the tour that day, so we essentially had a private historical tour of Key West! AJ was so friendly and very informative. He had such a great presence and reputation with all the shops and bars we stopped by. Which spoke volumes to us, living and working in Las Vegas we don't always feel that kindly towards some of the tour guides (since they tend to be rude).
Those two hours flew by and it was not a tiring 2 hour walk around town either. I wanted AJ to hangout with us the rest of the day!!
Such a great deal, will definitely recommend or even do again.
An erudite guide
AJ was not only erudite but obviously very enthusiastic regarding the history of Key West.I recommend
this tour to anyone wanting to understand at least some of the history of this wonderful island
AJ was very knowledgeable and entertaining! He brought the colorful history of Key West alive for us by sharing amazing and amusing anecdotes.