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West Martello Tower

Atlantic Blvd and White St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-3210
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Ranked #16 of 83 attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens
Description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful garden set in a Civil War Fort with the ocean as a backdrop. We skipped the botanical gardens for this place. It was cooler and the price was right....free!

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Sterling, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

this is a free attraction,which is very unusual in Key West.It is the remains of a Civil War era fort that has been transformed into a garden center and is vey well done.Donations are accepted....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really interesting with amazing panoramic views of Key West. A fun little thing to do while visiting Key West.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Rustic red brick fort houses gardens that blend the native with the exotic. Lovely art interspersed both inside and out. Shaded with cooling breezes and nicely placed sitting areas make this a quiet retreat. There is no entrance fee, but donations do help with the upkeep.

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Fkp
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

It is a nice stop by to cool off for a while place but nothing fancy. Entrance is free which is good. Think of it as a cafe with a more than nice garden. I wouldn't go there just for the drive but if passing by then drop in.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The use of the old never finished fort turned into a botanical garden is sooo cool. Beautiful,must see.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

So glad I went. Sweet relief from the sun and the hot beach. Charming staff, lovely layout, quiet and peaceful refuge.

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Tinytown, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The garden club does a fine job on this location. Not very interesting though. It's just ok. If you're into flora and fauna and are passing by it's ok.

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Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Key West Garden club has done an excellent job here. The gardens are varied and beautiful. It is a small space, and can be toured fairly quickly. Make it a point to stop by for a quick visit.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
40 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the best free attractions in Key West. The old Martello Tower is not like the ones that line the south-east coast of England, but is more of a fort, and now a garden maintained by the local gardening club. A quite oasis on the coast with loads of orchids and an amazing assortment of lizards and butterflies....

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