Key West, Florida: Key West Cemetery: Wacky Epitaphs

Cemetery is known for its epitaphs, such as "I Told You I Was Sick," and "If You're Reading This, You Desperately Need A Hobby." Guided tours twice a week by the Historic Florida Keys Foundation.

Address:
Passover Lane, Key West, FL
Directions:
Entrance is at the corner of Margaret St. and Passover Lane. At the end of 7th Ave past Laurel St. near the Jewish section of the Cemetery.
Hours:
Gates open dawn-dusk. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
305-292-6718
Admission:
Free
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Key West Cemetery - Wacky Epitaphs

Our favorite epitaph was: "If you are reading this you need a new hobby." Note: Watch out for the iguanas running around. Once you see one you realize these guys are all over! Most we saw were at least a foot long and longer.

[Mavis & Jeff, 08/25/2014]

I'm just resting my eyes.

Key West Cemetery - Wacky Epitaphs

Very fun excursion. You can drive around in your electric car you rent -- though mopeds are not allowed.

[Steve Gatt, 01/06/2013]

Chained woman.

Key West Cemetery - Wacky Epitaphs

Cool place to visit while in Key West. The three most notable tombstones are: "Told you I was sick" and "Devoted fan of Singer Julio Iglesias" markers, and a statue of a chained woman on a grave.

Maps available to all of the interesting stuff at the entrance.

[Tiffany T, 03/05/2011]

I told you I was sick.

Key West Cemetery - Wacky Epitaphs

The Key West Cemetery has many interesting and sometimes funny grave sites. The one for B.P. Roberts is especially notable for its inscription: "I Told You I Was Sick." It's located at the end of 7th Ave past Laurel St. near the Jewish section of the Cemetery. Free tour guides are available at the Sextons office on Margaret St. at the main entrance.

[Greg E., 08/17/2009]

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