We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“Mildly Interesting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Book In Advance
$19.95*
and up
Key West Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Ranked #16 of 160 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Mildly Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The Fort is not in great shape and there is not a lot left to it. However, the cost is $2.50 pp to walk into the park, so for the money its a decent site to visit. It doesn't take long to see the fort, about 20 minutes or so. However, you can visit the beaches, have a picnic, etc. so it can be a nice day.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank LBTampa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

4,077 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,993
    1,414
    522
    112
    36
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Lake City, Minnesota
Level Contributor
58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Would have preferred to have either a guided tour or a brochure as I didn't learn as much as I would have liked. Having said that, we didn't have lots of time so our quick tour worked out alright for us.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank Kelly F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice place to catch the sunset”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The fort itself is okay. Not much to see. The weekend we visited the pirates had invaded it which gave it a little more color and made it interesting. The adjacent park was nice with a picnic area to enjoy the sunset. The beach is rocky and full of seaweed.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank sunandsandseeker13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Key West, Florida
Level Contributor
140 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park and Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This park is a must-see. Yes part of the beach is rocky but this is normal for Key West. The water is crystal clear. Clean bathrooms. Gorgeous trees and breathtaking views. I didn't eat, but the menu is quite extensive for a beach shack refreshment stand. Pretty patio area for eating.
Picnic tables and grills. Lots of shade.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank SunshineStateFamily
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Williamsville, New York
Level Contributor
67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great snorkeling from shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

On a calm water day the snorkeling from shore is great. There are a couple rock jetties that are filled with tropical fish & a couple eels!! We saw a couple infant rays & one with a wingspan of about 5 feet. If you go outside the rocks the water drops off pretty quickly & there are much bigger fish!!!

Helpful?
Thank Beaglerun2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park also viewed

 

Been to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing