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“Nice View from the Fort” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Southard St on Truman Annex, Key West, FL 33041
305-292-6713
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Ranked #23 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Beaches, Historic Sites, State Parks
Activities: Fishing, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Thomasville, North Carolina
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Nice View from the Fort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We visited Fort Zachary Taylor really just for the beach. There is not that much to see concerning the fort but the views from the top are great!

In all fairness we did not go on the Ranger guided tour so if we had, perhaps the fort would have been more interesting. But having seen other Southern US forts, this one did not have too much appeal.

The beach was nice but very rocky; it helps to have swim shoes. I would skip this all together and drive the 37 miles to Bahia Honda if you are looking for a great beach experience.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Snorkeling, sun and shade”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Great beach for sunning and snorkeling. Pine trees provide shade and there's a concession stand and shower on premises. It's a hike if you're walking, but an easy bike ride, or drive and park.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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“History I didn't know”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Definitely worth the time to investigate. Very reasonably priced. My son and I were on bikes so it was only $5 to get in. Nice preservation of history

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West Springfield, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Interesting historic site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

It's history is long and interesting, and the descriptions of operations and living conditions by the guide annex flesh to the bricks and moarter.

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Mayo, Maryland
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“Nice trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We took the new catarmaran over, Very cool to walk around. Did the walking man self guided tour. Alsoo walked the moat wall. Very pretty.

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