KEY WEST TOURs
The Conch Tour Train is one of the most popular Key West attractions and for a good reason. Our expert 'engineers' and friendly staff have delighted over 15 million guests with the legends such as Ernest Hemingway and lores of this charming tropical paradise. No Key West vacation is complete without The World Famous Conch Tour Train.
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HOW THIS TOUR WORKS
TOUR ROUTE & STOPS
Our Key West tours begin at the Front Street Depot and end right behind it in Mallory Square. Once you have your ticket, climb on board and take your seat, as you are about to embark on a terrific 75-minute journey through time.
During the tour, the train will make one loop through Old Town Key West. There are three stops- one is at Station Depot, allowing for a 10 minute rest break where you will find refreshments and shopping. Bring your ice cream and homemade fudge back on board to continue your tour. The second stop is at Truval Village, located at the corner of Duval Street and Truman Avenue. The second stop is also where those who wish to can disembark to see the sights of the Historic Key West Seaport and choose to catch a later train.
From Truval Village you are just minutes away from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, the Key West Lighthouse, the Southernmost Point, the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory and the many fine art galleries, shops and restaurants of upper Duval Street.
- 1. Station Depot, 10 minute rest break.
- 2. Truval Village, located at the corner of Duval Street and Truman Avenue.
- 3. Sails to Rails Museum
WHERE TO BOARDA. Front Street Depot
B. Truval Village
C. Conch Tour Train Station
D. Sails to Rails Museum
DAILY EVERY 30 MINUTES 10:15am - 4:15pm daily.
When demand increases,
we increase frequency.
Closed the last Saturday in October (Fantasy Fest).
All schedules are subject to change. Please call us for the most current information.
KEY WEST THEN AND NOW
Flagler’s railroad arrived in Key West on January 22, 1912, and the Island City was changed forever. The Conch Tour Train is proud to be the legacy of Henry Flagler’s engineering miracle. In 1958, the World-Famous Conch Tour Train began its first journey—transporting visitors back to the past, sharing thrilling accounts of pirates and Indians, visionaries and artists, and moguls and politicians. Our engineers showcased the glorious architecture and stunning tropical scenery while sharing amusing accounts of the extraordinary moments in time that reveal why there’s no place on earth quite like Key West.
Now it’s your turn to climb aboard the Conch Train. Climb to the top of a real 65-foot observation tower at the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum. Go back to the days when Cuban cigar-makers hand-rolled cigars in Mallory Square as you stroll through the Cayo Hueso y Habana Historeum.
Learn about Mel Fisher’s lifelong search for the two sunken Spanish galleons and the day when he finally found $450 million worth of treasure. See the wonder and the magic that exemplify the unique personality of America’s Southernmost City. On your Conch Train tour, you will get an overview of the stores and shops in Key West. Later you can crawl Duval at your own pace and enjoy the best Key West shopping has to offer. On board the Conch Train Tour, every moment will be memorable.
"With your train ticket, you will receive our full color free map along with our coupon sheet; valued at over $50, the coupons include discounts for attractions, restaurants and shopping"
"Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, as the Conch Tour Train takes you on a 75-minute journey through the remarkable evolvement of Key West."
Henry Flagler found it so alluring that he built what many deemed the impossible: a railroad extension 130 miles out to sea—just to connect it with the rest of the world. Today, it serves as an everlasting tribute to Flagler and his crew who made it a reality. Ernest Hemingway lived and played as one of the locals while creating some of his best-loved stories. Harry S. Truman came for a few days rest and stayed for hundreds more in the famous Little White House. And many others, John Audubon, Tennessee Williams, poets, artists and leaders, were drawn here to discover the island paradise they heard so much about. Only in Key West could so many different people from some many different parts of the world, come together, live together and be free to be who they are.
Centuries before, native Indians ruled the land and left the remains of their enemies right on the sand after defeating them. So many bones lay on the beach that the island was named Cayo Hueso or Bone Key. Later, settlers came and many trade ships carrying valuable cargo were victims to the treacherous reefs and weather. Wreckers, as they were called, made fortunes salvaging the wreckage and selling their treasures to people from all over the world. It was a time of affluence—a time when Key West was considered to be the wealthiest city in America. Hand-rolled Cuban cigars, sea sponges and wrecker auctions brought visitors in droves to the island—helping the economy and the island’s popularity grow.
Unlike anywhere else in the United States, Key West’s history is amazing and intriguing—abundant with colorful characters, spine-tingling adventures, famous and infamous talents and distinct architecture set in the world’s most marvelous haven of eco-splendor. And the story has yet to end…
Today millions of people flock to Key West to witness its beauty, to raise a ruckus, to be captivated by its entrancing allure and to experience true Key West vacations—once-in-a-lifetime getaways not to be forgotten.
The Conch Tour Train has been designated as a GEM by AAA's Florida Tour Book. A GEM is a "must see" point of interest that offers a great experience for members. These attractions have been judged to be of exceptional interest and quality by AAA inspectors.