The allure of Old Town Key West has been drawing visitors from around the world for several hundred years. From the golden days of swashbuckling and buccaneering, to the glamorous days of Ernest Hemingway, President Harry S. Truman and America’s upper echelon, the nation's most southern city is both beloved and revered. Take a break from the myriad of adventure activities on the high seas, and spend a day or two on land exploring the best in historic Key West attractions. History buffs, maritime lovers and architecture junkies alike are always delighted by the impressive selection of museums, galleries and heritage neighborhoods. The Shipwreck Historeum Museum transports visitors back in time to 19th century Key West, one of the worst periods for shipwrecking anywhere in the world. Find out why and how Key West became the most prosperous city in the United States, and enjoy live demonstrations by a cast of convincing actors who bring it all to life. Leap ahead now to the days of President Harry S. Truman. Originally built in 1890, the Little White House was first used as a naval station that served for three poignant American wars. It wasn’t until 1946 President Truman converted it into a tranquil vacation home to escape the bitter Winter months in Washington. The house was also used by President John F. Kennedy during the Bay of Pigs crisis, and served as a recovery house for President Dwight Eisenhower after his heart attack in 1956. With so many fantastic Old Town Key West attractions to explore, you’ll want to plan your time carefully so you can fit it all in!