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West Martello Tower

1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4883
+1 305-294-3210
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Tropical gardens set in an old fort
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4883
+1 305-294-3210
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The West Martello fort is the smallest of the three Civil War era forts on Key West and it's located on the Atlantic Ocean next to the White Street fishing pier. The fort has been taken over by the Key West Garden Club for many...More

1  Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was included in our stroll around the gardens in the Fort Area. Amazing to think about the past that we are now a part of. The volunteers that take care of all this must be very caring folks. Good job! Thank you.

1  Thank Katherine G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1862 as a sister to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. Taken over by the Key West Garden Club and turned in to a lush, tropical oasis. This place is spectacular! Surrounded by white sand and turquoise water, the fort is now adorned...More

2  Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a MUST see in Key West. Admission is free, views are amazing, local fauna and flora are delightful. Take the time to wander the grounds and explore the fort, you will not be disappointed.

2  Thank Michaelkasperski
Reviewed May 1, 2017

We met the nicest, most informative volunteer at the front desk. It was a fun diversion from the beach and a nice break from the sun.

2  Thank April F
Reviewed April 26, 2017

A lovely peaceful garden tended with care, right on the ocean. Worth a walk along the beach side to spend a while here. Totally free but a donationn welcome. A little hidden gem in Key West.

2  Thank janiensk
Reviewed April 20, 2017

I had been wanting to come here for the past couple of trips and finally made it. We rode bikes over and explored the tower. It is free to get in, but they do ask for donations. The butterfly area is beautiful as well as...More

2  Thank jtrig1
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

A beautifully landscaped gem inside the ruins of. 19th century fort. Well worth a visit. Linger a while and check every book and cranny

Thank Joe B
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Lovely garden that is worth a quick look at if you have time. It is free and doesn't take a lot of time, although the guide provides extra information if you want to spend a bit longer. They have a giant tree that is hard...More

Thank Colette S
Reviewed April 10, 2017

It's so easy to just walk, bike or scooter by this but don't. Stop and take a few minutes to stroll around the breathtaking gardens situated right on the ocean front. Take in the history and antiquity of the grounds and building and feel the...More

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This shows that it is basically aligned with Higgs Dog Beach. Are dogs allowed at West Martello Tower?
June 2, 2017|
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Response from Michaelkasperski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash of course. I love it there.
Sally G
How far is it from the cruise port ??
July 22, 2016|
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Response from coconutheadKW | Property representative |
It is a 5 minute drive from the cruise port to Key West Garden Club which is located in the West Martello Tower.
Sally G
How far is it from the cruise port ??
July 22, 2016|
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Response from Erik L | Reviewed this property |
Approx. 1.3 miles. Don't worry, it's not that far for a l I surely stroll. It's not far from the southernmost point.