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“Only takes a short time and very informative.”

Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum
Ranked #116 of 175 things to do in Key West
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Only takes a short time and very informative.”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

It is tiny and easy to miss. A lot of good information about the construction of the railroad in a small space. It does not take long. I wish it was bigger and air conditioned ! The attached store just has the usual tourist junk and nothing much railroad related .

Visited August 2013
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DuBois, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Spring Break”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

If you like history, the museum shows you the many hurtles that had to be overcome in establishing the railroad and making Key West the largest city in Florida for a time.

Visited April 2013
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Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Interesting information, wish there was a little more! Enjoyed the story of the railroad and Flagler's influence on Key West.

Visited March 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Easy to miss, but glad we didn't”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

This little museum, essentially two small rooms tucked away behind the Conch Train Station and a gift shop, could easily be skipped over. But if you have any interest in trains, Florida history, or the grandiose wishes of an eccentric millionaire, this is a short but worthwhile stop in Key West.

The museum includes videos, historic photos, interesting artifacts like conductors' uniforms and the china and silverware passengers were served meals on. It also tells the story of the many lives lost in completing Flagler's (sort of) successful vision to connect Key West with the mainland by train, spanning hundreds of miles of ocean and the keys - a structure that the Overseas Highway now literally runs over.

Visited December 2012
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Bonita Springs, FL
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great for railfans and history buffs”
Reviewed 5 July 2012

The museum is mostly housed in a boxcar. It is packed full of interesting artifacts and historical displays of the construction and operation of the railway. Railfans and history buffs will really appreciate the time and effort taken to offer these displays to the public. We spent about 35 minutes here. It is definitely not a tourist trap,but rather an interesting display of historical facts geared for people interested in U.S. and railroad history. We learned a lot about Mr. Flager, his family and the railroad he built.

Visited July 2012
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