Florida Keys History and Discovery Center

The Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, Inc., is a 501c3 organization registered with the state of Florida for the purpose of developing and operating the Keys History & Discovery Center. The Center focuses on a diverse cross-section of history and ecology to accurately reflect the history of the Florida Keys community in a multi-faceted and interactive environment.

Curator Brad Bertelli talks about the exhibits at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center.

The Florida Keys were originally inhabited by Calusa and Tequesta Indians, and were later charted by Juan Ponce de León in 1513. De León named the islands Los Martires ("The Martyrs"), as they looked like suffering men from a distance. "Key" is derived from the Spanish word "cayo", meaning small island.


82100 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036

PHONE: 305-922-2237

EMAIL: info@keysdiscovery.com

HOURS: Thursday - Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm

WEBSITE: http://www.keysdiscovery.com/


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