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Key West, United States
Key West Conch Tour Train

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the best that Key West has to offer on this narrated, Conch Train Tour. See Key West’s top attractions and learn about the Conch Republic’s history and residents, past and present. See where Ernest Hemingway used to hang out and find out why Harry Truman used to spend so much time here. Get to know Old Town Key West, from the Front Street Depot to Mallory Square and everything in between, including live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. It’s Key West’s original, and most iconic, sightseeing tour.
  • Conch Tour Train ride on Florida’s Key West
  • Transport back to the railroad days of the early 1900s
  • Explore the lush, tropical island on a leisurely train ride
  • Learn about historical figures like Henry Flagler, Ernest Hemingway, and Harry S. Truman
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Narrated train ride tour
Local taxes
Free Admission to the Sails to Rails Museum
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Food and drinks
303 Front St , 303 Front St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
Get to know the island city of Key West and its top attractions on this entertaining and educational Conch Train Tour.

The Conch Tour Train is a tribute to industrialist Henry Flagler’s 'railway over the sea,' an engineering miracle when he brought the railroad to Key West in 1912. This tour has treated visitors to a detailed look at the island city’s most historic and interesting attractions for more than 50 years.

The train departs daily from the Front Street Depot and ends at popular Mallory Square, where everyone comes to hang out, eat and shop. Throughout the tour, see the area’s top attractions and learn about its many residents, past and present. See some of the places Ernest Hemingway used to hang out and find out why Harry Truman spent so much time on the island. Listen to stories of pirates, Native Americans, and wreckers and find out how they gave Key West its reputation.

A sightseeing tour of Key West has never been easier—or more fun—than this Conch Tour Train view of the island. Experience Key West in this unique way.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Conch Tour Train
Ride Key West’s Conch Tour Train, a proud tribute to Henry Flagler's engineering miracle in the early 1900s when he brought the first railroad to the Florida island! Travel back through time as you explore the lush, tropical island
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Old Town Trolley Tours Key West
Take the Conch Train Tour!
Pass By:  
Key West Aquarium
Learn about the ‘Conch’ – the first settlers and long-time residents of Key West – and hear about important historical figures who became captivated by the island, such as John James Audubon, Ernest Hemingway and Harry S Truman. From bold Spanish explorers to the great cigar barons, you’ll be transported back to the exciting railroad days of the early 1900s – there’s so much to see and learn on the Conch Tour Train!
Pass By:  
Historic Tours of America - Key West
This experience is offered by Historic Tours of America
Pass By:  
Southernmost Point
See the Southern Most Point in the USA
Pass By:  
Key West Shipwreck Museum
Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Stop At:  
Sails To Rails Museum at Flagler Station
Sails to Rails Museum at Flagler Station
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mallory Square
Tour ends at Mallory Square. Enjoy the rest of your day here!
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Parking is available at Mallory Square or Hilton Parking garage
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where does the Key West Conch Tour Train begin?
A:Key West tours begin at 303 Front Street.
Feb 2021
Q:
How often does the Key West Conch Tour Train depart?
A:Train tours will depart at least every 30 minutes. If the vehicles fill sooner, they will leave sooner.
Feb 2021
Q:
How long is the Key West Conch Tour Train?
A:The conch tour train tour is a 75-minute fully narrated tour of the historic area of the island.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring a stroller on board the Key West Conch Tour Train?
A:Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be collapsible and will be stored up front with the conductor. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are food and drink allowed on the Key West Conch Tour Train?
A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is the Key West Conch Tour Train handicap accessible?
A:Yes, we do have some trains with ramps that can accommodate scooters and/or wheelchairs, however, we request that you contact us at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours in advance to make preparations.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are pets allowed on the Key West Conch Tour Train?
A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Key West Conch Tour Train?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "A great way to get around Key West and see all the major sights." See review

Reviews

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278 Reviews

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star-5
Great Experience
Lynn_S
, May 2022
This tour was fun and very informative. Our guide, Gabriel, was both knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend.
star-1
Didn't get to go
Doris_G
, May 2022
Unfortunately when we arrived and checked in and were waiting for the next available train my grandson became very sick and we unable to even get on the train and try it. We were so disappointed we were not a le to do the train.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Good way to learn history
Victoria_M
, May 2022
Great way to learn the history while seeing sights. The driver was knowledge and shared good stories along the way.
star-5
Great history info
Sarah
, Apr 2022
Lots of cool information about key west history. It was pouring when we started and they offered ponchos. Turned out fine. You can get on and off this one as well and it's a lot cheaper
star-5
Great way to see all of Key West!!
Kim_V
, Apr 2022
Tim was very knowledgeable about the history of Key West. He was funny and helpful in answering questions. Love that we could hop on and off whenever we wanted. I would definitely recommend this tour to familiarize yourself with Key West.
star-5
Highly recommend!
GinaFabiano
, Apr 2022
Tom & Tim were outstanding guides and provided great history and stories of Key West! Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Do it once
Jon_D
, Apr 2022
Historical vignettes and orientation to one of the most interesting parts of North America. An easy way to get oriented.
star-4
Great way to get an...
Dwayne_L
, Apr 2022
Great way to get an overview of Key West and enjoyed our engineer, Doug and his really corny jokes!!!
star-5
Key West Info
DianeDavis
, Apr 2022
It was very informative!!! Easy on and off. I would suggest a few more stops tho. When we got off we had to walk alot to get back to where we wanted for instance the buoy.
star-4
Efficient way to get an overview of the area before striking out on your own
NANCY_E
, Apr 2022
Nice way to get good overview of the area & gain some historical knowledge before striking out on your own. Our driver/tour guide, Frank, was very entertaining & informative.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A must for first time visitors
George_P
, Apr 2022
This is an excellent way for newcomers to get a feel for the island and hear a lot of interesting history. It moves fast enough that kids should enjoy it as well.
star-4
Informative and enjoyed by all
Jennifer_H
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide/train engineer was Vaughn and he was extremely knowledgeable about the history and stories of Key West. Even my 17 year old twins said it was a “solid” tour and they enjoyed learning about the history of Key West.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
My 90 year old...
Sherri_M
, Mar 2022
My 90 year old Mother-in-law is on her first visit to Key West and we thought the Conch Train was the perfect way to comfortably hit all the highlights. Our guide, Kenny, was absolutely amazing!!!
star-5
Excellent
Lawrence_V
, Mar 2022
This is an excellent way to see key west and travel to where you want to spend more time at. Your guide Danilo was excellent, very friendly, Very helpful, very entertaining. His recommendation for food was excellent. Highly recommended
star-5
We enjoyed the tour....
Thomas_S
, Mar 2022
We enjoyed the tour. We've been to Key West a number of times and we still learned many things we did not know. We recommend this tour for veterans as well as newcomers to Key West.
star-5
This is a must!
George_P
, Feb 2022
This is a must. Gives you a quick overview of Key West with a ton of interesting historical information. If you’re new to Key West so this first.
star-3
If you’ve never been to key west it’s fine.
Troy_T
, Feb 2022
Great way to see points of interest on your first trip. Guide’s delivery was sing-songy, which was a bit annoying.
star-5
Informative!
Susan_H
, Feb 2022
Great to get a feel for the area. Lots of fun information about the Key West. Our Guide, Doug, did a fabulous job!
star-4
Day tour of Key West
Richard_R
, Feb 2022
Great atmosphere, should have rented a golf cart but with limited time the train tour was the best option. Good food as well
star-1
Humiliation
Jerry_E
, Feb 2022
We ordered our tickets on line. 4 tickets, 2 couples. Showed our receipt to the ticket lady. She gave you our stickers. We waited for the next train. We got on the train. The attendant looked at our stickers and said we should be on the trolley. We waited for a trolley. We got on the trolley. The attendant said we had the we had the wrong stickers. It was terrible, we felt humiliated. We went back to the kiosk and told the train attendant what had happened. He apologized and got us the correct stickers, it was confusing in that he was the train same train attendant who told us we had the wrong stickers. He asked who had given us the original stickers, answer was the lady in the kiosk. She never apologized. After an hour we finally we’re able to take our tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hello Jerry, Please accept our apologies for this experience. I am forwarding your comments to the General Manager for his review. Please contact me directly at guestrelations@historictours.com
1 traveler found this review helpful

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