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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

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Address: Southard St on Truman Annex, Key West, FL 33041
Phone Number: 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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Favorite beach/park on Key West.

Plenty of parking...easy access to the beach/park. Food and concessions, as well as snorkel gear, chairs and umbrella's for rent. There aren't a lot of beaches in Key West. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of parking...easy access to the beach/park. Food and concessions, as well as snorkel gear, chairs and umbrella's for rent. There aren't a lot of beaches in Key West. This has always been the best one for me and my family. Can visit the fort as well...but mostly reviewing the beach park. There are different areas for different experiences. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were just going to Zachary Taylor State park for the Beach and decided to check out Fort since we were there. It is amazing place full of history and My 11 year old daughter got a great history lesson. Nice way to spent an Hour or Two . I would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After the long drive... you get to the most southern US point... and your hotel does not have the greatest of beaches.... GO TO ZACH TAYLOR. Pine trees, shade, sea, views, facilities....picnic bbq LOVED IT.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is a great place for young and old alike. The have a nice beach, showers, food concessions, picnic areas, BBQ grills, bike racks and more. This IS a US park, so its well protected and charges a nominal fee for entry and maintenance. The grounds are clean, well kept and well maintained. The beach is... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fort was interesting. The beach was rocky. A short walk from the cruise terminal. Prices for food and drink are reasonable at the beach. I bought our cold sodas from the machine which is cheaper then buying from the cantina.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing History....dress cool...the black fort sucks in the heat from the sun. Makes you wonder how these guys survived back then.

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we got there after the tour was over. There is a bit to see, but the tour would have been better. Several plaques and displays describe the history of the fort which is very interesting. Since the tour was over and it was extremely hot that day we didn't stay as long as we may have otherwise.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here after our dry tortugas trip. Was it as good as the national park? No! Can you do everything we did at dry tortugas? Yes! It's cheaper and easily accessible. Worth going to say you went there. Cute place to spend a picnic and swim. Cute gardens to walk around. I recommend biking there. However, I would recommend biking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the nicer beaches (once you get past the rocks) and has the awesome added bonus of the Fort! And even better is that it's like $3 to get in! Like 60% of what you get from the Tortuga $150 tour for 2% of the cost. I will say though, we walked in nearly 100 degree weather... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a half day at the park's beach. Paid $7.00 for two of us in a car. The beach was much larger and nicer than the other beach we tried first. The park has a very rocky beach, water shoes are necessary, but it's clean, has no seaweed, no smell, and is less populated than the other public beaches.... More 

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