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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water shoes” (308 reviews)
“concession stand” (234 reviews)
“nice beach” (335 reviews)
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
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"water shoes"
in 308 reviews
"concession stand"
in 234 reviews
"nice beach"
in 335 reviews
"rocky beach"
in 107 reviews
"picnic area"
in 87 reviews
"best beach on the island"
in 49 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 86 reviews
"civil war"
in 101 reviews
"rode our bikes"
in 52 reviews
"small fee"
in 51 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 85 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 72 reviews
"fish"
in 285 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 88 reviews
"watch the sunset"
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"interesting history"
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"mallory square"
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Went there at night, in the dark, looking for well you know! Well kept grounds and great history in the Fort. Glad we went!

Thank oldharleyguy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked here from out hotel and then walked around the entire park. The fort is interesting with many placards telling you about the fort. After visiting the fort we walked the rest of the park going around the outside and down to the beach...More

Thank MatthewL83
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Besides being such a historical part of the island of Key West... This place is absolutely photogenic and beautiful no matter which angle you take... You must save time to go through the hint catacombs and arches that are made out of brick... No matter...More

Thank VidalKeywest
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice park and you could explore fort too only downside was chairs and a beach umbrella cost you $30!!

Thank chanelle g
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to this park in Feb and Mar 2018. The park has a nice beach with some small surf. It also features a snack bar with reasonable prices, beach chair and umbrella rentals and numerous picnic tables. There are trees to provide shade for...More

Thank dwaguy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to Fort Zachary twice during my visit to Key West. I visited the Fort which was educational, historic,beautiful and fun. I love history so I thoroughly enjoyed touring the Fort. Lots of nature to see too including huge iguanas! The beach is awesome...More

Thank dianedarcy63
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I called to verify that the park allowed animals on the beach with a leash and was told yes. We drove 3 1/2 hours to be told no at the guard shack. They are only allowed on the trails. When I told him that I...More

Thank lanamari
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best beach in Key West, get there early and enjoy the day. Good snorkeling right off the beach.

Thank swilburn1
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spectacular State park, $2 dollars per person to enter. Fantastic clean blue clean beach, here a few tips to enjoy your time there: bring beach sandals because the beach it’s a bit rocky, bring snorkeling equipment and enjoy a nice swim. You can bring your...More

Thank Marta R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Easily accessible by bike, the $2.50 entrance fee per person was great for the day spent there. There are sandy beaches and picnic tables in the shade. The sandy beach, however, does not extend into the water. There's about 8 feet of small rocks to...More

Thank rachelle1625
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angiec79
14 May 2018|
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Response from Nicholet55 | Reviewed this property |
If you want an umbrella with your chairs, go early. It's $30 for 2 chairs and a umbrella and they have designated spots for them. We were there at 9am and picked our spot before they opened. Bring water shoes, there is alot... More
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AniinNY
3 March 2018|
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Response from gorke2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can see fish, but not as many as on the snorkeling tours. But for the inexpensive price, there are a good number of fish to be seen.
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