Since 1958, the Conch Tour Train has treated guests to a close-up view of the Southernmost City’s most popular places including Mallory Square, The Harry S. Truman Little White House, Overseas Railroad Museum, the Key West Aquarium and more. While on the tour, your engineer offers an interesting and amusing narrative filled with historical facts, trivia and humor, and recounts fascinating stories of the colorful people that make Key West so unique.
Ghosts & Gravestones
Many find Key West strange during the day; but after the sun goes down, the restless souls of the island’s frightful past begin to stir. You will hear their tales that have been all but forgotten as you travel the narrow, dark streets of Old Town.
For a historic adventure through Key West, take a ride onboard Key West’s original sightseeing tour, the Conch Tour Train.
As a legacy to Henry Flagler’s “railway over the sea”, the Conch Tour Train has treated visitors to an in-depth view of the city’s most charming, historic and interesting attractions for 50 years… and counting. The Conch Tour Train took its inaugural ride in 1958 and has been offering tours throughout Key West ever since.
The Conch Tour Train departs daily from the Front Street Depot and ends at Mallory Square—one of Key West’s most famous spots. Throughout the tour, you’ll not only see the area’s well-known sights, you’ll also learn about the many residents, both past and present, that make the Conch Republic one of the world’s most unique places. See some of the spots Hemingway frequented and find out why Harry Truman spent so much time on the island. Listen to accounts of how pirates, Indians and wreckers lived, fought and worked, giving Key West its extraordinary reputation.
The historic Conch Tour Train tour is 75 minutes long making one full loop through Old Town Key West, includes three stops, and highlights marvelous sights, stories and entertainment.
Your voyage begins with your Ghost Host, an unusual individual even by Key West standards, who will be your guide as you wander the streets of historic Old Town aboard the Trolley of the Doomed in search of the forgotten souls. Their tales of murder, disease and misfortune will take us out of the present and into the past in search of lost tombs, strange dolls, and the Lady in Blue.
You will pass by some of the most tragic and most sacred sites of the island such as the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, which protects the city from hurricanes, and even Captain Tony’s Saloon. You probably think it is only a bar… but is it? Even the majestic St. Paul’s Church, founded by Key West’s finest families, has secrets…
Your voyage includes a stop at the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum deep into its cistern filled with tales of those who have haunted its dark past. As you journey upstairs you will discover “Daddy Long Legs” and the cursed silver bar from an ill-fated shipwreck in 1656. Then equipped with a ghost meter, you are then on your own to discover what else lurks inside.
We run on dark and stormy nights! Comfortable shoes are recommended so that you don’t become dead on your feet during the walking portion. Space is limited for this exclusive tour!
This tour may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age.
First tour starts at 10:15am.
Last tour departs from Front Street at 4:15pm.
Tours depart at least every 30 minutes.
When demand increases, we increase frequency.
Closed the last Saturday in October (Fantasy Fest).
All schedules are subject to change. Please call 1-888-916-8687 (TOUR) for the most current information.
Nightly: 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm and 10:00pm.
Ghost tours are subject to availability and extremely popular during Halloween, so be sure to make a reservation for the haunted tour now!
Please call 305-29-GHOST (305-294-4678) for more information.
Length of tour: 1 hour
This tour may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age. Due to the loud noises on our tour, children under the age of 6 are not allowed onboard. Availability in late October is extremely limited.
*Ghosts & Gravestones: Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time. Tours do not have to be taken on the same day.