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Address: 1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4883
Phone Number: +1 305-294-3210
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Tropical gardens set in an old fort

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One of my favorite spots

One of my favorite for a quick walk. Each time I come I love seeing how it's changed. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour. The volunteer staff is very knowledgable. It's free with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
mbooth74
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my favorite for a quick walk. Each time I come I love seeing how it's changed. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour. The volunteer staff is very knowledgable. It's free with an encouraged donation.

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Mount Nebo, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is beside the public beaches in Key West and is open every day for tours. It is great for historic minded people.

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King George, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice way to spend an hour. Historical fort . Gardens kept up by the local garden club. Great views as well.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very few places in Key West are free. Most everything costs at least $20. This one, however, is free! It's an old ruin of a martello tower that was never really used in war, but has been taken over by the Key West garden club. The gardens in the ruins are gorgeous with huge tropical trees, a butterfly garden, and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place to take a stroll and relax. The gazebo by the beach is a nice place to sit and watch the waves roll in. The only negative is for people who are not a fan of lizards. They are pretty much every where. But all in all its a interesting place to visit.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice surprise, it's free but please leave a donation if you like. Beautiful gardens to walk around or sit and enjoy.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Key West is full of history, none more beautiful than this volunteer ran garden by the the Key West Garden Society. The grounds are beautifully framed by the views of the ocean. Orchids and all sorts of tropical flowers and trees abound. This is a must see.

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Estero, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no real expectations when visiting West Martello Tower but was so impressed with the history, the creativity in the layout of the tress and plants among the remaining pieces of the fortress. This is a true hidden gem and sure that most just pass it by. Don't do that. They survive on donations so keep that in mind... More 

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Woodstown, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were so glad we took the time to see this part of history in the Keys. The gardens were lovely, and what a relaxing time!

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this by accident I have been to key west several other times and missed it before. This was one of the original military forts but never completed. There is an amazing arboretum growing throughout this old fort with plants from all over the world. Good job to all of the volunteers. This place survives on donations from the... More 

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