Ghosts and Gravestones Tour in Key West, FL

Historic Tours of America Key West Ghost Tour501 Front StreetKey West, FL 33040
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Discover the dark side of Key West aboard The Trolley of the Doomed! This after-dark Ghosts and Gravestones Tour, narrated by a 17th-century gravedigger ‘Ghost Host’, takes you down the dark, narrow streets of Old Town and past the city’s most haunted attractions like Captain Tony’s Saloon and Porter Mansion. Includes a stop at the Shipwreck Museum.

up to 1.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Entertaining mix of historic ghost tales, jump scares, and more.
  • Live commentary from your costumed gravedigger guide.
  • Rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for children under 13.
  • Tour duration is approx. 90 minutes.
  • Departs from 501 Front Street, on the corner of Duval and Front Street.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.
  • Children under 4 are not allowed on board due to the loud noises on the tour.
  • Tour runs most dark and stormy nights so dress appropriately, and wear comfortable shoes for the walking portions of the tour.


from Ghosts and Gravestones Tour of Key West
Ghosts & Gravestones of Key West offers guests an evening adventure exploring Key West's strange and macabre past. Learn the sinister story of creepy Count Karl Von Cosel and his dearly departed bride Elena Mesa. Hear tales of lynching, island superstitions, clandestine burials, murder and mayhem.

Your tour will travel past many of the island's most haunted locations ~ the Marrero House, the Porter Mansion, and even the Hanging Tree! Of particular interest will be the former home of Robert Eugene Otto, aka the Artist's House. There, imprisoned in the attic by Dr. Otto's wife, Robert the Doll suffered the abandonment of his lifelong companion, and his mischievous ways took a more sinister turn. The Trolley of the Doomed will then take you to explore the eerie East Martello Fort where guests will meet Robert the Doll ~ Key West's Most Cursed Resident!

Hear the complete story; feel the energy. Is Robert possessed? Enter his world and judge for yourself as you stand face to face in his room at the East Martello Tower. Take his picture if you dare, but do not disparage him or else suffer the consequences!

Step aboard the Trolley of the Doomed and let your Ghost Host guide you on an unforgettable adventure into the unknown.... if you dare.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ghosts and Gravestones Tour of Key West

How long is the Ghosts and Gravestones Key West Tour?

This spooky Key West trolley tour is approximately 90 minutes.

Is the Ghosts and Gravestones tour appropriate for children?

This tour is rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age. An adult must accompany children under 10 years of age. Due to the loud noises on this tour, children under the age of 4 are not allowed on board.

Where does the Ghosts and Gravestones trolley tour begin?

The Ghosts and Gravestones Tour boards at the the Conch Tour Train Depot located at 501 Front Street at the corner of Duval and Front Street.

When should I arrive for my tour?

Please check-in no later than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Guests who fail to do so risk forfeiting their tour spot.

Where should I park for the tour?

There nearby parking available at the Mallory Square parking lot and the Opal Key Resort and Marina. There is a fee for parking at both lots. Other areas have metered on-street parking. Please refrain from parking in spots marked "RESIDENTAL" as they require a special resident permit.

What is the average size of the tour?

The tour can accommodate up to 30 people.

Does the ghost tour run in the rain?

Yes. The tour runs on dark and stormy nights. The only time tours will be cancelled due to weather is if conditions prove to be too dangerous to proceed. In this event all reserved parties will be notified.

Is the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour wheelchair accessible?

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be made with advance notice. Please call the tour operator at the phone number on your e-ticket at least 24 hours in advance so that they can make appropriate arrangements. Unfortunately, because a significant portion of the tour takes place in historic sites that do not have any accommodations for people with disabilities (as historic sites, they are exempt from such requirements), and include stairs, cobblestones, and other types of rough terrain, the tour is not recommended for guests who are unable to safely navigate such elements.

How much walking is required?

Minimal walking is required to and from the trolley and at the Shipwreck Museum.

Are the stories told on the tour true?

Absolutely. The stories are based on local legend and lore and have been historically researched. The stories weave together the history and haunted tales associated with the sites.

Will I see a ghost?

Supernatural sightings cannot be guaranteed… but that never rules out the possibility. Remember to have your camera ready; you never know what might appear.

Can I bring food and drinks with me on the tour?

Food and drinks are welcome. However, alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance.

What are the most popular haunted attractions on the tour?

You’ll drive past Key West’s most haunted attractions like “Captain Tony’s Saloon”, enter the “Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum”, and more.

Will there be restrooms available on this tour?


Can I bring my pet on this tour?

No. Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals permitted on board the trolleys.