Key West ghost tours explore the rich and colorful history of this southernmost point in the continental United States. This is the second-oldest city in the state of Florida, and it was first visited by Ponce de Leon in the sixteenth century during his fruitless quest for the Fountain of Youth. Take a ghost tour in Key West, and you will experience the legends of haunted Key West from swashbuckling pirates in the oldest saloon in the state, which also served as the city morgue, to historic nineteenth-century mansions that today serve as charming—and some say haunted—bed and breakfast inns.
A few companies in town offer Key West ghost tours, but the Original Ghost Tours of Haunted Key West is perhaps the most popular. Costumed interpreters lead groups by lantern through the streets, stopping at museums, graveyards, and historic sites on Duval Street and in Mallory Square. If you are enjoying a family vacation in the Florida Keys, you will find this is a ghost tour in Key West that allows even children to enjoy the famed nightlife of Key West. Even one of the Key West luxury hotels is one of the stops on this tour: the Crowne Plaza Key West La Concha, which was built in 1926. Ernest Hemingway sipped a drink or two on its rooftop bar, and this landmark has seen its share of history.
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