Don Maitz Painting   Oldest House in Key West   Janny Wurtz


Artists, Historians and Literary Luminaries

Pirates in Paradise has something for everyone as we pay homage to Key West's early maritime heritage. The visual arts are represented by a variety of art exhibits and activities and guest speakers, artists and authors. Learn more...


Museums and Historical Island Venues

Key West is rich in nautical history and lore. Tour the many museums and venues to explore the Key West's history and heritage. Learn more...



Pirate History

The pirates who plied the waters of the Caribbean had only periodic contact with the Keys, but they made important contributions to its history nonetheless. Learn more...




Glimpses from the Golden Sail

From seagoing adventures to Dry Tortugas National Park to a walk through the Pirate Village & Thieves Market along the Truman Annex Waterfont, you can watch history unfold before your eyes. Learn more...


Pirate Trials

Pirate Trials in the Golden Age of Piracy weren't known for their fairness. Pirates were looked upon as being the most wicked of the bad. Here, we explore pirate trials in the 1700s and the trial of the notorious Anne Bonny and Mary Read, which is reenacted during the festival. Learn more...

Pirate Flags

Pirate flags were feared almost as much as the pirates themselves. The Jolly Roger took many forms and shapes and each captain hoisted his own colors. Learn more...


 

    *photos by Tony Callahan, Callahan Digital Art, Mike Cuffin/Barefeet Photography, Anita Mixon, Wendy Wellman, Jan Minutti and Angelina Morgan.