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Key West Conch Tour Train

The Key West Conch Tour Train was started by Bill and Olive Kroll in 1958. Bill drove the train, train # 97, and Olive sold the tickets from the sidewalk on Front Street in Key West. More than 50 years later, the Conch Tour Train has become a top Key West attraction.  Its expert engineers and friendly staff delighting millions of guests with the best Key West has to offer.

Conch Tour Train

Conch Tour Train

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Key West Sightseeing

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The Conch Tour Train Experience

See Old Town Key West’s top attractions and learn about its history during your 90-minute fully narrated Conch Train Tour. During the tour, the train will loop around Old Town Key West. Conch train stops at Front Street Station, Conch Tour Train Station, Flagler Station and Truman and Duval Depot allow you to get off the train to sightsee, shop and satisfy your hunger.

Front Street Station

Hop off the train at Front Street Station and see Key West and the Key West Aquarium. Cross the street and step into the 1800s at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Learn about Mel Fisher and his lifelong hunt for ancient buried treasure at the Mel Fisher’s Maritime Museum. The Audubon House marks the beginning of the restoration movement in Key West and showcases the artwork of John James Audubon. Learn about the role of the Harry S. Truman Little White House throughout history and the leaders, inventors, dignitaries and visionaries who have visited it.

 

 

Conch Tour Train Station

A short walk from the Conch Tour Train Station is Duval Street. Delight in the grandeur of the famous Crowne Plaza La Concha and other historic buildings. The San Carlos Theater, still in operation today, was the first of its kind in Key West. It originally held touring ballets, operas and theater productions. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is the oldest Church in South Florida, famous for its collection of stained glass windows.

Flagler Station

Celebrate the accomplishment of Henry Flagler at the Flagler Station Railway Museum, the man who connected Key West with the rest of the U.S. by train. Discover the historic waterfront and learn about the sea captains who used it as a stopping point in their journeys when shrimp and sponge fisheries were plentiful. Get a glimpse of the Yankee Freedom III, an impressive high speed, state-of-the-art, all aluminium catamaran or the Western Union, the last ‘Coasting Schooner’ in Florida.

Truman and Duval Depot

From the Truman and Duval Depot see the house of legendary author Ernest Hemingway. The Key West Lighthouse, built in 1825 to direct ships entering the port away from dangerous reefs, boasts beautiful views of Key West and its surroundings. Stop by the southernmost point in the continental United States and get a picture with the Southernmost Point Buoy landmark.

Shopping and Dining in Old Town Key West

Shopping

There will be a number of opportunities for you to pick up gifts and keepsakes during your Conch Train Tour. From Front Street Station visit Mallory Square, home to shops like the Shell Warehouse, carrying the largest selection of shells in Key West, or Sponge Market, offering natural sponges of all kinds. On Duval Street you’ll find one-of-a-kind jewellery shops and tropical clothing boutiques. From Flagler Station, head to the historic waterfront. Shops aren’t lacking when it comes to nautical gifts and Key West collectibles. Many Key West museums and attractions near the Truman and Duval Depot have gift stores on location. Whether you are looking for one of Ernest Hemingway’s novels or a model of the Southernmost Point Buoy.

Dining

Train stops are near some of Key West’s most famous cafes, restaurants and bars. On Front Street, the Rum Barrel offers pub eats like burgers and sandwiches.  Sloppy Joe’s Bar on Duval Street is a Key West tradition that has hosted thousands of famous customers over the years including Ernest Hemingway. Enjoy one of their famous Sloppy Joe sandwiches and other Southern favorites. With its brightly-colored green and yellow storefront, you can’t miss Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Pie Shoppe. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a piece of Kermit’s Key Lime Pie, praised as the best Key Lime Pie by Food Network and National Geographic. Kermit’s can also be found on Duval Street. If you’re in the mood for world-class seafood head to the historic seaport, home to Fisherman’s Café and The Half Shell Raw Bar.  Near the Truman and Duval Depot is the world famous Hog’s Breath Saloon, serving pub classics for nearly 25 years. Order favorites like coconut shrimp and chips, the hog leg dinner, or pork tacos.
 

Travel Tips

<div> -<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>The Conch Tour Train is ADA compliant, offering a number of trains that are wheelchair accessible. Ask about the specific locations that can safely permit the loading and unloading of wheelchairs.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> -<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome on the Conch Tour Train.</div>