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Indian Key State Historic Site


Indian Key State Historic Site

Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, 33036, FL

Rent a boat or kayak at Robbie’s Marina and head to Indian Key State Historic Site. The island’s story is quite interesting, and goes something like this: A man named John Housemen bought the island in 1831, and started a shipwrecking business and small federation, with a hotel, warehouse, store and homes for approximately 50 people. In 1840, Indians attacked the island, killing several residents and forcing others to flee.

Today, you can explore the former settlement, as well as swim, snorkel, fish and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Natural beauty

by mfran109

We paddled out here from Robbies. It was a beautiful and easy paddle. The island is pretty and we saw a lot of lizards and birds, but we didn't see much on our snorkel. We…
Go at high tide

by James C

If you rent a kayak, or bring your own, go to Indian Key at rising high tide. It will not only make your paddle easier but if you want to snorkel you will see more.…