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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great park good beach

Great park with a great beach and chair rentals. Food shack that serves delicious sandwiches. It was the meeting place of a kayak challenge for me. We kayaked from Marathon Key... read more

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Freeport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great park with a great beach and chair rentals. Food shack that serves delicious sandwiches. It was the meeting place of a kayak challenge for me. We kayaked from Marathon Key down to Key West and ended in Fort Taylor.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A visit to the fort is educational and worth the visit. I was inspired by the story of the Park Ranger that was instrumental in the excavation and in essence salvation of this historic park. Fishing area and Beach are nice as well. Will be much better when construction in the area is completed.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't be fooled by all of the construction going on outside of the park. Once you get into the park, the fort is amazing. You can climb on top for some spectacular views. There is also a beach and lots of shoreline to just hangout and soak up the sun.

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not sure if it's worth your time. These forts seem to be all alike. Yes, it's historic. Good for less than an hour, except you still have to pay the admission price.

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This state park is a gem - right now undergoing construction, but the beaches are beautiful. There is also a snack bar/changing area. the hammock trail is awesome- my son put his hammock up between two palm trees and spent the morning relaxing. We toured the fort on our own...I would suggest waiting for the guided tour. Pretty spot on... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is such a picturesque spot. Good shaded areas around the beach. There are a few hiking/birding trails. Take water shoes with you as the beach is rough in several spots.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting historic interlude. A lot of information and nice view form the top of the fort. You could spend time here if you love history. A vantage point to watch cruise ships sail by. The beach next to the fort was more popular. It was a great place to watch the sunset.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Ft Zachary Taylor while exploring the island. It was a great stop, and the fort tour lasted about an hour and a half. My wife and I decided to skip the tour and informally walked around the grounds. There is plenty of information posted about the park you can read on your own in half the time. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I rode bikes to the beach and toured the fort. Ranger guide was nice and informative. We really enjoyed it.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the history. Amazing fort and the views from the top are so terrific. Look for the Iguana in the trees.

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