Old Town Literary Walking Tours

Join us each week for the Old Town Literary Walking Tour, a stroll through downtown Key West, illuminating stories of writers that have called our island home. Inspired by David A. Kaufelt’s original literary walking tour, our new tour features the former homes and favorite haunts of writers, including Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein, Elizabeth Bishop, and Robert Frost, and highlights tales of our lesser-known local talent.

Tours commence in front of the Monroe County Public Library, 700 Fleming Street (between Elizabeth and William Streets) and end near Greene and Elizabeth Streets in Key West. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Please be on time and wear comfortable shoes.

Cost: $30 per person
(Discounted rates available for current teachers, librarians, and students with valid ID.)

Click the calendar on right for available dates and times and to book online. Just twelve availabilities per tour.

**Private tours are available by special arrangement. Please inquire to mail@kwls.org.

Download a Reading List of suggested authors you will learn about on your tour.

Refund / Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to seven (7) days prior to tour date are eligible for a full refund.

Cancellations received before 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the tour will receive a credit to participate in a future tour. Credit is valid for one year.

No refund or credit will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the tour.

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternate date or full refund.

Tour leader reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours for weather-related or other reasons. Full refunds or credit for a future tour will be provided for any tour leader cancellations.