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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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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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The Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico meet here,

This Civil War Fort is fascinating and fun. History at you convenience. However, you also have a beautiful State Park and Beach watch the Sunset away from the delightful but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Wyoming,
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This fort was used for many years to protect the coast of Florida and even the United States, so I was wanting to visit it for it’s historical value. It was again a disappointment, while it had more history placards than other forts I have visited in Florida it only skimmed the surface of the purpose of the fort. It... More 

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Wyoming,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This Civil War Fort is fascinating and fun. History at you convenience. However, you also have a beautiful State Park and Beach watch the Sunset away from the delightful but crowded madness of Mallory Square. Wonder shade tree at the Beach, clear water, decent snorkeling and the thrill of watching big cruise ships pass out of KW Harbor most afternoons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fort Zachary Taylor is a wonderful State park with great water views and good snorkeling as well. Be sure to bring water shoes as there are lots of coral deposits to walk over in and near the beach. There are chairs for rent and food and bathrooms too.

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Santa Maria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Another great bit of history in Key West. Great place to explore on your own with some amazing views of the Caribbean atop the Fort.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We decided to spend sunset watching at Fort Zachary and we were not disappointed. The beach was nice and the sunset was absolutely gorgeous. There were less people in there compared to Mallory Square or the other beaches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fort Zachary Taylor is a state park. The cost is $7.00 for 2 people in a car. This admits you into the fort with a tour or on your own, the beach, and you can come and go for the day. It is cheaper if you ride your bike or walk. The most important thing to remember is this is... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great beach but very rocky. Lots of room to go any where and lay out or even if you want to be in the shade. There are places to BBQ there on premise. There is also a concession stand for food and drinks. You can also rent chairs or unbrellas. I even think you can rent snorkeling gear. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This beach is probably the best beach in Key West. It's very big and extremely clean. I always recommend this beach to guests staying at my work place. I do advice that if you have sensitive feet to wear water shoes because this beach is rocky in some parts. It's mainly rocky in the very shallow end and right before... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We biked over from downtown, it took less then 30 mins. We explored the fort and had fun at the beach. The fort had lots of canons and history, whiel they all look the same each has its own story.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Dave, my husband, surprised me and took me out to the island over the xmas holiday. It was stunning. We took the boat...then snorkeled....toured the fort and came home to see a beautiful sunset. It was truly a romantic getaway...and definitely a memorable trip.

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