Exciting Labor Day Weekend & September Activities

at the Key West Historic Seaport

As we arrive at the long Labor Day Weekend and into the month of September, it’s no surprise that Key West and the Key West Historic Seaport are full of exciting activities and events for individuals, couples, groups, and families. Here are just a few exciting activities at Key West Historic Seaport this Labor Day Weekend and during the month of September!

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 2022 Insider’s Tour at the Key West Historic Seaport

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation has planned an unforgettable weekend exploring Key West, one of Florida’s most iconic historic places. Our special behind-the-scenes tour includes access to some of the historic places that make up the Conch Republic, including the Key West Historic Seaport. Visit Key West Insider’s Tour to learn more about this exciting tour and register to join us.

2022 insiders tour

The Insider’s Tour: Key West is September 15-17, 2022, and the tour kicks off with a welcome reception, two full days of touring, including lunch, and a closing dinner. This will leave Sunday for a day of exploring on your own! See famous Mallory Square from the water as we enjoy a special sunset cruise aboard the historic schooner the Spirit of Independence (the Spirit of Independence harbors at the Historic Key West Sea Port, which won a Florida Preservation Award in 2018) and taste the first legal rum distilled in Key West.

Some Tour Highlights Include:

  • Experience the historic Key West Sea Port and enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on the historic schooner the Spirit of Independence.
  • Tour some of Key West’s most interesting private homes and neighborhoods. Learn how the preservation community created innovative solutions for the island’s preservation challenges.
  • During Prohibition, Key West played an important role in the rum-running trade as a stop for smuggling Caribbean rum into Florida speakeasies. We will tour the first legal distillery in Key West, aptly named Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, and enjoy a happy hour event at the 117-year-old distillery building.
  • Experience behind-the-scenes special tours of the Key West Light House, completed in 1825, the historic Custom House Museum, built in 1891 and the Mel Fischer Maritime Museum, a nationally recognized research and archaeology institution that will share exciting finds from shipwreck sites that provide insight into the maritime past.

Schooner Wharf’s Mel Fisher Celebration 400th Anniversary of the sinking of Nuestra Senora de Atocha

mel fisher days item with gold handprints on a rock. Spend a golden evening at Schooner Wharf Bar, where Spanish galleons, treasure hunting ships, golden discoveries and priceless memories of the man who made it all happen – Mel Fisher – are on tap for this year’s Party during Mel Fisher Days.

The celebration of Key West’s golden dream weaver begins at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 3. Everyone is welcome to come out and commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the sinking of Nuestra Senora de Atocha.Join us at Mel’s favorite watering hole, where he “made his mark” when his handprints were cast in a special mold and a section of the bar top is dedicated to his achievements. Meet the Atocha divers and Magruder crew and hear tales of high-seas and high-stakes adventures from current & past salvors and mingle with Fisher family members!

Old Trolley ToursTake an Old Town Trolley Tour

Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley for a tour of Key West’s special attractions and historic sites all in one weekend! They guarantee an unforgettable and enjoyable experience discovering what makes Key West extra special. The best part: You can hop on and off at your leisure! Get your tickets now for Labor Day Weekend!

Treat Yourself at Hammerhead Surf Shop with the Latest Trends in Surf Shop Apparel, Sunglasses, & Sandals

Key West Historic Seaport- Hammerhead Sign

Hammerhead Surf Shop is located in the famous Key West Historic Seaport along the harbor-walk waterfront and offers the best brands in the surf industry to keep you looking your best downtown or out on the water.

Current Promotions: Local’s 15% Off Discount & End Of The Season Sale Up To 40% Off! Open Mon-Sun: 9:00am – 9:00pm!

Sail Away with Restless Native Charters! Restless Native Charters

Go explore with snorkeling and scuba diving, anchor near a reef and go for a swim, or pull up to the beach and have a day on the sand! Restless Native offers any and all of the above.

To book your adventure, call (361) 459-7245 or email Brad@restlessnative.com.

So, what’s on your agenda this Labor Day weekend?

For more information, visit www.keywesthistoricseaport.com and www.keywestbightmarina.com.

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