Makeshift tent for workers living
on Pigeon Key during railroad
Nestled in the heart of the Florida Keys, the island of Pigeon Key is the single most historically significant location in the island chain. In the early 1900s, the island housed 400 workers that built the Overseas Railway, the brainchild of Henry Flagler. Flagler—the Father of Florida—dreamed of a railroad linking Miami to Key West. Originally called “Flagler’s Folly,” the project upon completion took a different title, “The 8th Wonder of the World.” The five-acre Pigeon Key bustled with activity both during construction and after completion. Since Flagler’s work camp, the island has seen incredible changes and uses.
Today, the Pigeon Key Foundation inhabits the island. A 501(c)-3 non-profit, the organization is devoted to protecting the cultural history of the Florida Keys by promoting its healthy future.
**Although times are usually very accurate, weather and other conditions may delay or advance departure by a few minutes.**
To reserve your seat on the Ferry, please call our gift shop at 305-743-5999. Reservations are not required, but advised for popular holidays and weekend events.
Adults - $12.00
Kids 5-13 - $9.00
Monroe County Residents - $9.00
Pigeon Key On-Island Museum
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