San Carlos Institute and its collection

San Carlos Institute

The San Carlos Institute, also known as San Carlos, is a Cuban heritage center and museum situated at 516 Duval Street in Key West, Florida. This institute was established in 1871 by members of the Cuban exile community with the aim of preserving and promoting the language, cultural values, and patriotic ideals of the Cuban people. Today, it serves as a multi-purpose facility functioning as a museum, library, school, conference center, theater, and art gallery for the Key West community.

Permanent Installations and Events at the San Carlos Institute

The San Carlos Institute maintains several permanent installations that are related to Cuban history. These installations provide a deep insight into the rich history and culture of Cuba. In addition to this, the institute also hosts a number of popular cultural and artistic events. These events are a great opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in Cuban culture and art.

Historical Significance of the San Carlos Institute

The San Carlos Institute has a significant historical importance as it played a crucial role in the Cuban independence movement. It served as a meeting place where key figures of the movement could address the Cuban exile community of Key West. This makes the institute a place of great historical significance and interest for visitors.

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History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

San Carlos Institute
516 Duval St
FL 33040 Key West

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00




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516 Duval St, Key West

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