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West Martello Tower

1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4883
+1 305-294-3210
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Tropical gardens set in an old fort
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garden club” (68 reviews)
“civil war fort” (28 reviews)
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1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4883
+1 305-294-3210
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1 - 10 of 512 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Fort turned community arboretum and garden operated by all volunteers. Beautiful setting and gorgeous gardens. Live birds and butterflies make nice kinetic ornaments. Situated by recreation, hospitality, and entertainment venues. Worth the required donation.

Thank SaddlePoor
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Who would guess that behind the walls of this partial fort is lush gardens. Winding trails take you along the beach. Stop to listen to the carved bamboo structure playing the most beautiful sound. We even bought a Key West Red plumeria.

Thank ginalaura
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Place is free and close to beaches. Lots of flowers, plants, water fountain, bathrooms and they give you a map upon entrance for a self guided tour. August 6 was day of visit

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We loved it. Amazing garden in an old fort. They had climbing fig trees which made me feel like I was in Cambodia.

Thank WanderLSP
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is not what we were expecting but it is a very quiet and peaceful place with lots of local pretty flowers and run by volunteers and donations . A nice place right on the ocean .

Thank RailroadMike
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The gardens offer a self-guided tour with a wide range of flowers and unique plants that are great for photo ops. The garden is also on the premise of an old fort which makes it kind of neat.

Thank Bridget G
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Nice and relaxing walk after beach morning. Historic plants, fantastic butterflies and free entrance.

Reviewed 21 July 2017

This old fort has an amazing display of a large variety of plant species. So many beautiful orchids in the orchid garden, some bonsai trees, local varieties, plumeria (my favorite), and so much more! There is a water fountain there, which comes in handy as...More

1  Thank kimboj555
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is an old fort that the garden club took over and turned into a beautiful garden setting that would be of interest to anyone. Its located right alongside the beach so there is a nice breeze and a lot of shade and sitting areas...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The West Martello Tower is now run by the garden club. They have done a wonderful job restoring the grounds and making a peaceful garden area. There are banyan trees, coconut trees, a small butterfly garden, 2 gazebos, beautiful orchids and a small beach. It...More

Thank Maryann W
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3 June 2017|
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Response from Michaelkasperski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash of course. I love it there.
Sally G
23 July 2016|
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Response from coconutheadKW | Property representative |
It is a 5 minute drive from the cruise port to Key West Garden Club which is located in the West Martello Tower.
Sally G
23 July 2016|
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Response from Erik L | Reviewed this property |
Approx. 1.3 miles. Don't worry, it's not that far for a l I surely stroll. It's not far from the southernmost point.