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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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This is the second time we've been to Ft Zachary Taylor Historic Park so we were very familiar with the exhibits. The history is still interesting, although it would be nice if... read more

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

This is the second time we've been to Ft Zachary Taylor Historic Park so we were very familiar with the exhibits. The history is still interesting, although it would be nice if they added "characters" to the cells.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were on a time crunch so we took the self guided tour of the Fort, but we caught a bit of the ranger guided portion which sounded excellent! What an amazing array of activities you can do if you have the time! We definitely wanted our grandaughter to see where the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meet.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are a strong swimmer, swim out to the rocks with a snorkel. There is so many different kinds of fish. I even saw a barracuda. The water is very clear. For the amount they charge for equipment rentals, they could afford to hire a lifeguard. The bathrooms were also unpleasant.

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Thank Russell J
East Fishkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For Key West, beach was pretty nice and not expensive to enter. The fort was nothing big. Felt like needed to add some more facts about life in the fort when it was operational, maybe a small museum to start. Beach was fairly large, water was murky and you could fish off the rocks. Plenty of picnic tables with some... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beach is popular without feeling too crowded. The price is 8$ for 4 people by car, slightly cheaper if walking or biking. However, there is plenty of parking and a long distance from the gate to the beach, so I would reccomend driving. The beach itself is clean. There are umbrellas and chairs to rent, as well as a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place attracts all kinds so find a special spot under the pines and enjoy yourself. We rented snorkeling gear and had a great experience seeing all sorts of sea life.

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Escanaba, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fort Zachary Taylor has the admission fee it has been really nice beaches and can also fish their also it is a nice place to hold a wedding for your future life it is a very scenic spot the only negative thing about this place is the admission fee other than that it's beautiful

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the juncture of Gulf and Florida Straits, the water at Ft Zach moves more swiftly than other 'beaches' in Key West, which means the sea bottom is not as mucky as it is at most beaches on the Atlantic side of the island. (This does not mean you need to worry about rip currents.) Wear water shoes and bring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fort is a state park so there's a nominal entrance fee but both beautifully maintained beaches and a cool historical fort complete with cannons and soldiers living quarters make it well worth the fee. Dating back to the civil war, there's a cool walking platform that provides a great view of the western most part of the keys this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Besides the historic site you can enjoy a wonderful beach with shalow and calm water, adequate for children. There is a nice place for pic-nic just a few steps from the water. A lot of people were snorkeling out in the sea. You have to pay to enter the site: a car, with 3 people cost US$10

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