Join us for a chilling tour of the haunted hotspots of Key West
There is nowhere to go after you get to Key West. The southernmost city in America is the end of the line for many travelers. No matter how you get here, some stay, some never leave. This tiny island city has a historic old town ripe with stories of things that could only happen here.
The island city may only be a few miles long, but there is no shortage of paranormal activity lurking behind the colorful walls of Duval Street. But what might you find at the end of highway 1?
We have worked hard to bring you a carefully selected tour with the best stories on the island that will also illuminate some of the fascinating history of this southernmost place.
Every stop has a great insight into the special atmosphere that exists here in Key West. The layers of history under the veneer of normalcy on Duval Street. Every house seemingly has a story to tell. The Marrero’s Guest Mansion, for example, was built by a Wealth Cigar Barron as the home for his beautiful wife, the elegant mansion was their home of many years, they raised a happy family of eight children together and led a happy life. Until that is, her husband died and the estate taxes came due. Madame Marreros was evicted from her beautiful home she had spent her life decorating and swore a vengeful oath to haunt the building for eternity.
The beautiful building was eventually converted into a luxury guest house and hotel, with a strict no children policy.
To this day guests in room 18 have reported strange occurrences, the owners report that if Madame Marreros does not care for the guests then the chandelier will start to swing. Ghostly presences, moving airbrushed, and even a visitation sitting on the end of the bed. These make the Guest Mansion a peculiar place to stay, today, the website only says room 18 was Mrs Marrero’s ‘favorite’ room, and so it continues to be.
Are you brave enough?
Each of our guides is a trained storyteller and local resident, they tell well researched historical facts and tales that will have a ghostly grip on your memory.
Alongside our normal ghost walk, we offer customized group tours for a more personal and VIP experience.
The Southermost Ghost Tour Difference: What Sets Us Apart?
Southernmost Ghosts’ walking ghost tour focuses on the terrifying truth. Each tour stop has been intensively researched, and we provide real accounts of the historical events surrounding the hauntings associated with each location.
Our tour is up to date and guarantees an accurate historical experience with the added bonus of unforgettable stories of human misery and ghastly hauntings that will make the tour unforgettable!Read sightings & stories!
Join us on our nightly journeys into Key West’s vibrant Old Town neighborhood. Tour times may vary, click on ‘book now’ for all available times. On your walking tour with Southernmost Ghosts, you’ll experience the most haunted places in Key West. Though this island city is only a few miles long, there is no shortage of paranormal activity lurking behind the colorful walls of Duval Street.
All Ghost Tours meet across the street from The Amsterdam Curry Inn at 512 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040. The tour guide will be waiting OUTSIDE across the street from the Amsterdam Inn.
The standard tour is 1.1 miles in distance. The standard tour includes nine different locations. The extended tour includes an extra 0.7 and four additional locations, bringing the tour to 1.8 miles long.
Tour times may vary, click on ‘book now’ for all available times, or see your reservation email. All guests are requested to arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to allow plenty of time for parking/drop-off/walking to the location. Tours are held rain or shine! Key West doesn’t stop for a little bad weather, and neither do we.
Admission for the Southernmost Ghosts tour must be purchased in advance on this site. You do NOT need to print your tickets or worry about mobile passes! After completing your tour reservation online, you’ll automatically be added to the admission list for your tour time and date. Our guides will have this information digitally! Simply bring your ID for us to verify your reservation before the tour begins.
Just some of what guests will see on this haunted tour:
The Curry Mansion
Now known as Amsterdam’s Curry Mansion Inn, the Curry Mansion is one of the most chilling stays in all of Key West. This picturesque historic mansion is filled with shadows and mystery, and a ghostly, weeping woman still walks the old rooms as a permanent guest…
Hard Rock Café
Hard Rock Cafe is known worldwide, but this infamous haunt has earned a reputation all its own. Behind the long history of paranormal activity within Key West’s Hard Rock lies a mysterious connection with The Curry Mansion. Two worlds, modern and bygone, are linked by a haunting presence. Learn the true story only as guests of Southernmost Ghosts!
Captain Tony’s Saloon
Key West is full of watering holes, but this saloon is one of the few where you can drink among the dead. Built over a former morgue and execution site, Captain Tony’s Saloon has had a long and tortured history through the many names the bar has held, the lives that met their end at its bar, and the dead still trapped within its walls. Drink up!
Ocean Key Resort
One of the most modern haunted places on the island, the Ocean Key Resort offers luxurious hospitality for guests both living and dead. Book your room carefully, though—or else you may end up with a rather rude ghostly neighbor who refuses to check out.
The Porter Mansion – and a mysterious stack of dimes
Dr Joseph Yates Porter was the first Public Health officer of Florida, a Conch, born and bred, he spent his career studying Yellow Fever that would terrorize the island every summer. Especially dangerous for children, Dr Porter treated dozens of children many of whom never recovered. The tragic loss of those children’s young lives deeply affected Dr Porter. He would leave dimes on the eyes of the deceased children he had failed to save.
He passed away peacefully, but disappointed, in the bedroom where he was born. He did however help discover that mosquitos spread the disease, but he did not find a cure.
To this day, mysterious stacks of dimes appear throughout the house, and chamber music fades in and out of the thick summer nights, with no obvious source. Join us on a tour to hear more about Dr Porters haunting of this Key West landmark.
The Key West connection with Hemingway and Sloppy Joe’s.
Stranded here in Key West for a night while waiting for an errant rental car, Hemingway ended up staying in Key West for over two years, finishing off A Farewell To Arms. His fingerprints are all over the city.
He drank often in Sloppy Joe’s bar, once a morgue, a telegraph house and then a speakeasy. The bar has a reputation as big as Papa Hemingway’s. It is also riddled with ghosts, right outside the bar is a tall and old tree. Over 75 criminals and pirates took their last breath on this hangman’s killing ground.
Take our nightly tour and hear the tales of some of the people who lost their lives here but still hang around, including the deranged ‘lady in blue’.