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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Open today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see for Key West Cost $2.50 walk/bike into the park. Bring your own drinks and lunch. The Fort itself is a cool piece of Key West history. Washroom Facilities available near Fort trail entrance . The beach is smaller but clean and the...More

Thank wks880
Reviewed yesterday

The state Park is about 7 dollar per car, but if you are not alone in the car it’s really a bargain. We spent a full day here, nice an relaxed. The beach is super clean, the water is nice and warm. Not too crowded....More

Thank JonasVerbeke
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A small fee ($2.50) upon entry. Plenty of parking and Uber goes there. A nice beach where you can rent an umbrella and lounge chairs. Also a food cafe and bathrooms. Out of the way so not overly crowded. Only drawback is the beach AND...More

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a day here just relaxing on the beach. We explored the fort the afternoon of the day prior. The beach is nice, with umbrella and chair rentals available along with other beach gear. The area has a concession stand and small shop on...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such beautiful water views. Breathtaking scenery and a huge cruise ship docked nearby. There was even a wedding taking place on the beach while we were there. We got there late in the evening so the Fort was closed but we’ll tour it next time....More

Thank FLSeasidedreaming
Reviewed 2 days ago

The beach is actually very nice, and while I can "lay out" reading for a bit, it was nice to walk over to the fort and take in the history.

Thank sullyolkpt
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rode our bikes over to take a swim, Other reviews state the beach is very rocky and you need water shoes. Yes, they would be helpful but we asked the ranger at the booth for advice and she pointed out a sandier part of the...More

Thank Krystyna11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were staying up on Marathon key for the week and took the obligatory trip to key west for the day. Thought we’d spend some time at the beach and then wander up to Duval St but never got off the beach...More

1  Thank Jomama802
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are other things that are more interesting on Key West but this was nice to visit and leisurely walk around, if you can find a guide/volunteer ask them about the history, it is pretty great and dates back to before the civil war!

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We check out this place the day that the power boat racers were getting ready! It was an interesting piece of history that I would have never known about.

Thank ssieving30
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5 October 2018|
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Response from EmeraldEyes03 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies, I read your question wrong at first. We walked to the park, but still went through the drive in entrance. You pay less when you walk or ride a bike versus a car. I think everyone does have to enter through the... More
29 August 2018|
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Response from Megan M | Reviewed this property |
It's very nice...just very rocky, so you need water shoes. Not very much sand anywhere, so sitting on the ground is pebbly too.