Skip to Main Content

Robert the Doll.

Evil Doll: Inspiration for Chucky

Field review by the editors.

Key West, Florida

Robert the Doll, over 100 years old, has a well-documented history of terrifying people. He supposedly inspired the creation of Chucky in the 1988 film "Child's Play." Visitors to the museum that's now Robert's home are supposed to ask his permission before they take his picture, then thank him afterward, or bad things will happen; the area surrounding his display features letters from unhappy people begging Robert's forgiveness who failed to follow the rules.

Inside Robert's display case, which supposedly was created for the public's protection as well as Robert's, is a signed 2004 letter wishing the doll a happy 100th birthday -- from President George W. Bush.

Roadside Presidents
Roadside Presidents App for iPhone. Find this attraction and more: museums, birthplaces, graves of the Chief Execs, first ladies, pets, assassins and wannabes. Prez bios and oddball trivia. Available on the App Store.

Evil Doll: Inspiration for Chucky

Fort East Martello Museum

3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL
On display at Fort East Martello Museum. East side of Key West. Follow Hwy A1A to Key West International Airport; the Museum sits right in front of it, in the old red brick fort.
Daily 9:30-4:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10, Kids $5
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Cuban Boat People BoatsCuban Boat People Boats, Stock Island, FL - 1 mi.
Big ManateeBig Manatee, Key West, FL - 1 mi.
Prison Animal FarmPrison Animal Farm, Stock Island, FL - 2 mi.
In the region:
US 1 Milepost 0, Key West, FL - 3 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Florida

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Florida.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Florida Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland, Louisiana (May 20-26, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings