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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

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Address: Southard St on Truman Annex, Key West, FL 33041
Phone Number: 305-292-6713
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Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Fishing
Description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has...
Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
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Very interesting place

This place is very interesting. You can go at your own pace and check out all there is to offer. There's pamplets with tons of info to look over and you walk around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Sweeny, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had been here before, and it was better. The cruise ship people were there. It was crowded. It had a lot of seaweed and stunk to high heaven. Saw a few fish while snorkeling, but the water was really murky.

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Sweeny, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place is very interesting. You can go at your own pace and check out all there is to offer. There's pamplets with tons of info to look over and you walk around.

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boca raton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Rode in via electric car, had to pay to get in and the entre fort took about 15 minutes to see. This old fort is surrounding by water, modern military buildings, and a park. It's okay to go to if you have nothing else to do.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My favorite beach on the island. The breezy ocean air the birds the waves the fish the military plains flying over heard. Aaahhh.!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went here for half the day on our Key West visit. I don't know how anyone could complain about this beach. It was absolutely beautiful, plenty of sand and shells cover the beach and there is also plenty of shade under the trees to escape the sun. The views are gorgeous and there are plenty of fish around the rocks... More 

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illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One place to have a little history and a lot of relaxation. Didn't spend a lot of time in fort section but is worth a quick walk. The beach was perfect because we were aware of having to have foot protection. Snorkeling was a pleasant surprise. If you rent the gear there don't bother with the fins. They are not... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you arent nearby, definitely take a bike unless you don't mind a long 30minute walk. We were staying at the opposite end and then once we got here - it was another 20min walk just to get from the gate to the beach. Not bad, just not expected in flip flops and a bathing suit/coverup. The beach is nice-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The beach was beautiful, we love it. The water was clear and clean. My husband loved it. We will definitely come back again to the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A nice fort and a nice beach. It went there during the evening, and saw a beautiful sunset. The park also has some nice spots for picknicks

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Whitestone, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

best beach in key west,pay small admission to enter,fort worth walking through very historic,beach has lots of shade

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