Cayo Hueso which is Spanish for "Island of Bones" is the original name of Key West. Yes ghosts and spirits of been part of this city going back to 2000BC when the Indians first inhabited this area. Piracy, disease, natural disasters, tragic stories will all be shared on this tour. We will talk about a dead bride and perhaps the most haunted doll in the world. This and much more awaits as we take a dark and creepy walking tour of old town.
Smoking Tuna Saloon
We will start in a place that you can enjoy live music, food, and drink before we begin the tour. The stories will actually start with things that happen at this local from when it was a house to the restaurant it is today.
The original ice house in town had a tree next to it. Today it is the oldest bar in Florida and that tree is in the bar. The original location of Sloppy Joe's right after prohibition ended and in 1958 bought by Capt Tony who would sell it when he became mayor, but hang out at the front door until his passing in 2008 (or is he still here). The skeleton behind the bar is one of 27 found during construction that they think goes back to a hurricane in 1865 when the morgue was flooded.
Flamboyant Frank lived here until his murder. Now he still drinks rum on occasion and other things happen here.
One of the original hotels on the island became the Ford dealership. When Hemingway came to town this was the first apartment he stayed in. Someone might be watching this place now....
The 2 stories that no other town can claim... the Undying love story and yes Robert the Doll. Both stories just steps apart with a few others that can be added to the mix
We will stop for a comfort break and beverages at the once home of Robert Curry. We will go upstairs and find out why it has paranormal behavior. This is your tour so before we depart you will have the ability to shape the rest of the stroll. We can tell a few more stories and head back to the starting point. We can extend and tell another 30 to 60 minutes (or more). You can also call it good and stay in the air conditioned house and hear stories until you comfortable returning to your lodging for a good nights sleep.
The spirits will guide us
Beverages, tips, food, entrance fees (none required on our tour)
This is a private tour. Happy to adjust start time and location. Reach out as far in advance for as much flexibility as possible. Can design a tour for you and yours. Happy to give recommendations.
I can also potentially meet you in another city or location, but associated costs need to be discussed.
This is an evening tour in the heart of the entertainment area of Key West. So who knows what might be viewed and/or heard. It is a walking tour and pavement can be uneven in places so ensure proper footwear and a water bottle is recommended. Camera is great but video best to try and capture orbs and other things not normally viewed with the naked eye. We can adjust the detail of the stories to your comfort level. Young kids might not understand the story, but some of the topics might not be ideal for developing minds.
Please reach out directly as parking options, shuttle drop off points, and public transportation are complex in Key West. Smoking Tuna is down a side alley off Duval street.
The tour is designed to creep you out. We will not try and frighten or scare you (others on the tour may...).