Let the Historic Walking Tours be your guide as you discover and enjoy Key West’s rich history through the eyes of insider Sharon Wells, an island historian and preservationist since 1976. The cultural, historic, literary and architectural heritage of Key West’s historic neighborhoods comes alive in her commentary and personal observations, anecdotes and involvement in Key West’s historic resources for nearly 40 years.
A leader in America’s historic preservation movement since the 1960’s, Key West has three National Register Historic Districts, with over 3,000 historic sites, a majestic lighthouse and Civil War forts. Heritage tourism is going strong on the 2 x 4 mile island, the Southernmost City.
Learn about the authors and significant historical literary events that put Key West on the map. Meander along the streets of Old Town while historian Sharon Wells regales you with stories of Key West icons that span the decades.
Historic sites visited include the Audubon House, Kite Store (Dewey House), Aloe (Western Union), Capt. Tony’s, Sloppy Joe’s, ReMax (Jessie Porter House at 410 Caroline), and the Red Barn Theatre.