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West Martello Tower

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Address: 1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-3210
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Tropical gardens set in an old fort

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A Wonderful Respite

In the 50s a man had a vision of turning the West Martello Tower into garden. He has succeeded in his vision. This garden is small, but peaceful. Benches are set through out so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Arfilis
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Orange Park, Florida

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Orange Park, Florida
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the 50s a man had a vision of turning the West Martello Tower into garden. He has succeeded in his vision. This garden is small, but peaceful. Benches are set through out so you can take some time and enjoy the various plants. The staff ask for donations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just happened upon this absolutely gorgeous hidden gem. Beautiful gardens, well maintained tropical plants, all within in a historic Civil War-era fort. Very peaceful and enjoyable. Free parking and free tour, donations are accepted and appreciated.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an unexpected stop on a walk from New Town to Duval and WOW, was it worth the detour. The fort itself provided the perfect backdrop for so much lush green foliage. Every single picture taken inside these gardens tuened out beautifully and im about as far from a photographer as one gets. In a place full of rowdiness,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop by during a round the island bike ride. Thr place is run off donations and volunteers so bring a couple of bucks. They will lend you a laminated history guide/map. It may take 15 - 25 minute walk. We enjoyed the benches at the top for a little relaxation. Great pictures of Palm trees on the outside on the... More 

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washington, dc
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small garden area right near the beach is a hidden gem. Enjoyed the local plants and birds. Some good history here too.

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King George, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peaceful walk along the shore at Higgs Beach. Looks well liked by the locals and for watching birds and the Cruise Boats going out for the evening.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens with tropical plants. Free admission which is nice. Found just driving around the beaches and walking around. Glad we found it it was pretty fun to just take an hour and relax inside this beautiful place.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great examples of both indigenous and imported flora...and great architecture as well....right along the bike path

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 484 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enthusiastic volunteers greet you and give you maps and a brief history of the Fort. Gorgeous, lush plants abound. Very peaceful, tranquil area to escape the hustle of Duval Street. On the beach by White Pier. Ample free parking and the tour is free, however donations are accepted. Very well maintained.

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Richmond, Virginia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This old fort has been turned over to a garden club and they have planted and maintained a wide variety of plants within the walls. There are old fortifications and brick walls that interact with the plantings and create some interesting views.

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