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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this beach. Once you got past the rocky shoreline, the sand was soft. The water was very clear and beautiful. We wished we had brought our snorkel gear as there were a lot of people snorkeling out near the larger...More

Thank vachristopherson
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Robyn's knowledge made the experience. She did not care if she went over the alloted time or not. All questions were answered and we love that she actually cares so much about this piece of history.

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 30 March 2016

A beautiful, magical setting for a sunset wedding. Cue sunset, cue sailboat, cue gentle ocean breeze.... The reception at the Fort was also fantastic. Loved the history in the walls.

Thank Brenna B
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The fort is quite interesting, especially the history of the excavations. It is easy to walk around but there is very little in the way of signage or explanations of the use of various rooms. A tour was available about 90 minutes after we arrived...More

Thank steveswope
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Love it. This place is a bit out of the way but has lounge chair and umbrella, snorkel, noodle and floaty toys to rent. The snack shack is run by a great crew and they serve good eats.

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Good active beach for shelling, tidepools, maybe a little snorkeling, nice concession stand (large menu) including tables and chairs with a view of the beach. Nice restrooms. Plus there is the fort to check out. Winds were 5-10 I think, but even that made it...More

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I didn't know that while Florida seceded from the union this fort remained in union hands & provided a base for the union navy to set up the blockade of the Confederate States. Our guide was well educated in the forts history & building style.

Thank Ted T
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Beautifiul beach, modern, relatively clean bathroom facilities with outdoor showers, snack bar. wide white beach, somewhat crowded, off shore, shallow rocks for snorkeling. we saw small yellow and black fish, crab, and rock dwelling fish. Wear your water shoes and the beach entry/exit is very...More

Thank Berdy5
Reviewed 28 March 2016

There are not too many good beaches in Key West and this is one of them... go and enjoy the water and of course if you are fan history embrace Fort Zachary...it is probably a unique combination History and Sport! Highly Recommended! It is a...More

Thank GcRedaelli
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We went to enjoy the beaches at this park- noting that Key West does not have great beaches. The park was clean, and we enjoyed our afternoon here.

Thank Sharon P
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15 September 2017|
Response from photoguywisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help you, but I too enjoyed those lovely trees at Fort Zachery. I'm hoping that lots of places in the Keys come through with out great harm.
29 March 2017|
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Response from PaTravelfan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of parking, but be aware there is an entrance fee, although fee is good for all day.