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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 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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By far best beach in KW

Great park and beach. Tropical fish around the rocks, beautiful view and the fort. Been to the other beaches in KW but this is the best one! Oh and don't forget your water shoes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great park and beach. Tropical fish around the rocks, beautiful view and the fort. Been to the other beaches in KW but this is the best one! Oh and don't forget your water shoes, VERY rocky.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have never been here before even though I have been to Key West a thousand times! It was quiet and very peaceful and very clean. It also has showers, bathrooms, and it even has a store with food and beer. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas and snorkeling gear. it was only $8.00 to get in for 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Perfect for a picnic, reading, relaxing at picnic tables under tall pines that go right up to the beach...Beach is rocky so wear beach shoes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love history, could not imagine living there back in the 'day' with wool uniforms and this heat. Take plenty of water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bring water shoes! Shells make it a painful trip in and out of the water. Also, buy a snorkel and mask....the fish on the rocks are as good as any off island trip I've been on!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice state park. I particularly like the trees which you can sit under and then gaze out to the ocean, the passing ships, boats, jet skis. Very relaxing. It has a nice beach too. Many tourists do not know of the park, go to the main city beach which, while adequate, can be crowded, noisy, without... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I had no idea about the fort when I arrived here. I was told by a friend that the beach in this park is the best beach on the island. When I arrived at the gate, you have to pay a small fee to enter. Once inside you have access to the whole park, which includes a beach, park and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It really is the best beach on Key West! They have a bar and a great veggie burger up at the snack bar (no drinks on the actually beach). They have great places to grill if u wanna do that. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas. It was a great day on the Ocean!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. Self tour so you can go through as fast or slow as you would like. Great views from the top!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Ft. Zachary Beach was a very nice beach. We paid 7 dollars a day to go there for the whole day and they let you leave and go back later in the day for the sunset. The beach was well taken care off and the picnic area was a great spot to eat lunch or relax in the shade. My... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Address: Address: Southard St on Truman Annex, Key West, FL 33041
Phone Number: 305-292-6713
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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