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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

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Address: 601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-292-6713
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Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has...

Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.

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Bethany was great. She was so customer focused and was extremely flexible listening to the needs of her clients. We wanted more time exploring the wildlike in kayaks and she was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bethany was great. She was so customer focused and was extremely flexible listening to the needs of her clients. We wanted more time exploring the wildlike in kayaks and she was very accomodating. The tour started and end on time and the lunch spread was tasty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have traveled to KW many times for the sbi world championships. Had never been inside Fort Zachary. The fort itself is neat to walk around and explore. There are two beaches, one big and one more of a small secluded right by the naval pier. The views from the trees and trails off the main beach are amazing. The most... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to KW many, many times and never knew this existed! Gorgeous beach and beach bar/restaurant. Need a down day to rest?..this is terrific.

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a state park and the grounds were well maintained and clean. Fee to enter was very small - less then $10. You can walk up on the stop of the fort and get fantastic views of the water, cruise ships at port and park. If you peek into the windows of the main part of the fort, there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best beach on key west but definitely not the best in the keys. Fort Zachary is unique in the fact that it is very forest like and beautiful rocky jettys in the water. Tons of picnic tables and shaded ares as well as great bathrooms and even a concession stand. I would definitely recommend driving instead of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for picnics and watching the boat races. If you stay a little longer you are able to see the sunset and oh my how beautiful. The beach has grills so you can barbecue.

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Hayward, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Fort was really cool! Walking through is interesting, but I must say the highlight was the iguanas all along the walls. We spent the majority of our time watching the iguanas on the side of the fort. We also walked over to the beach and had fun in the water. The beach was one of the sandier beaches... More 

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New Castle, DE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful location. The fort is amazing. Water is crystal clear and snorkeling beats anything at Key West. Take the ferry out with meals and bathrooms. It is worth the time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon a discovery journey on rented bikes, we came in the park. It was the best spot we could have found! Bring a picnic, cause the 4$ hotdog are not that great.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park was reasonably busy but there was still lots of parking. The water is not sandy so take water shoes. The fort has had virtually no investment, minimal interpretation, and no collection to speak of.

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