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West Martello Tower

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Address: Atlantic Blvd and White St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-3210
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Description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort

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Nice tour and Robert the Doll!

Great little piece of KW History and you can visit Robert the Doll! But don't take his photo unless you ask!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great little piece of KW History and you can visit Robert the Doll! But don't take his photo unless you ask!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped here for a pleasant little walk through the beautiful landscape! Wonderful plants, flowers and wildlife. The volunteers were nice and helpful. Well worth the trip to visit!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We enjoyed the tower and was able to see the whole island from the top. It was very beautiful and educational.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is down at the south end of the island. There was a long line and limited parking at the "southernmost point" monument. but on a Sunday morning there was plenty of parking and lovely strolling though the West Martello Tower. It is the home of the Key West garden club, and there are lots of peaceful nooks and crannies,... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I lovely garden hidden behind the walls here. no charge to visit just a donation - the Key West Garden Club does a wonderful job and they offer guided tours too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Very nice relaxing and it's FREE!!!! Takes about 30 minutes to walk through. Has plenty of local plant life to see

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Right near Higgs beach. Lots of interesting plants. Nice view of the ocean. Free admission. Very relaxing, self paced tour. Plants could be labeled better.

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Hernando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

If you think you are going to see a fort, think again. The fort was never completed and actually was partially demolished for the brick. The grounds have been cared for by the Key West Garden Club. There are currently over 300 volunteers and the results are obvious. The grounds are some of the most beautiful we have ever seen.... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a great find on the island. It was built as a fort but was not completed in time to see any "war-like" action. The volunteers here have worked hard to grow both native and exotic plants, flowers, cactus and trees. There's even a ficus/banyan tree that you can walk under being supported by the fort's brick structure. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This former Civil War Fort and National Historic Site is now the home of the Key West Garden Club. My husband and I were with a tour that brought us here for an outing. Our guide never showed up, but the building and gardens are beautiful (and rather exotic). It’s not a huge place, but some of the gardens look... More 

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