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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 #15 of 82 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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Fleming Island, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very relaxing stroll through this old fort with beautiful scenery. Not much of a fort really but nice location on the beach and a wonderful variety of plant species. They also had a very fragrant huge orchid which was a sight to behold. There was no charge but they do accept donations.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Key West Garden Club landscapes and maintains this historic fort. The combination of gardens and old brick architecture is haunting and completely unique. It is free (donation appreciated) and right on a nice wide bike trail making it a beautiful, relaxing stop near Higgs Beach.

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Lakeland, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The tower is now open and local gardeners have filled the grounds with original fauna. The tower is such a big part of Key West history. It is beautiful and has the most fantastic view of the ocean.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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115 reviews 115 reviews
59 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Volunteers do keep the gardens up and they are beautiful. An old fort over looking the ocean. A great place to go during the small rain showers. Located at Higgs beach close to Salute restaurant. They do give out maps to get around the property. The people there are very friendly and full of information. Check it out!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

So wonderful to see such a beautiful display of flowers and plants over looking the ocean, worth a trip and next to the beach as well!

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Columbia, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Pretty sure this is where the Garden Club gardens are... free, which is always good and nice gardens and historical information.

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Shenandoah, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is totally free to visit and it's a great little place to visit. The gardens are kept up by the Key West people and they are beautiful.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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