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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

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Address: 601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040
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+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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A beach by the fort

There is an initial entrance fee to get into The state park, I believe it was around $7. There's a fork and you can either go to the beach or the fort. If you live historic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is an initial entrance fee to get into The state park, I believe it was around $7. There's a fork and you can either go to the beach or the fort. If you live historic monuments and US history, you will love the fort. I would just recommend you go earlier before the heat of the day kicks in.... More 

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Annandale, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed walking on the trails in the shade and walking through the waves on the clean sand. A great spot for a dip in the water and a picnic lunch. Go early and enjoy the best spots.

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am sure most tourists miss this gem. I prefer to arrive by bike but walking or driving can be done as well. The fort is a great place to tour for some history. The beach is a secret gem of the island and a great place to view sunsets.

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Walworth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great civil war history . How did they hit anything with those canon? A wonderful beach is in the park .Bring your suit!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great family beach. There are extensive areas for sitting near the water either on sand or rocks. Fishing is allowed. There are benches and shady areas. The water views expand from the south to the west, so there is ample room for viewing boats coming and going. The entry fees are reasonable.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great beach. Located in national park it offers great sandy beach and a lot places in the fores that you can use for BBQ. A must see if you visit Keys

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Hopkins, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at this beach while we were in Key West. There is a charge to enter the park, whether you are in a vehicle, on bike, or walking. The beach is beautiful and quiet. It's a great place to spend the afternoon! My daughter was able to find some seashells, and we saw one of Key West's iconic signs.... More 

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Malta, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thank you to our guide Charlotte for a wonderful tour. Very interesting to learn more about the construction of the Fort and the strategic role it and Key West had in protecting lands and commerce. The tour is about an hour and can be done separately, or combined with a day at the beach. Very nice beach to spend the... More 

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Saint Marys, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to walk by the watet; relax under a palm tree or walk on the beach. Small admission f÷ is well worth the price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walkable from town, but it is a hike.We had a golf cart (recommended). The self guided tour was very interesting with much about the Fort's role in the Civil War. Views from the top of the fort are special. The nearby beach was spectacular (and likely will visit it next trip).

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