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“Interesting history in the Keys”

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #12 of 169 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Austin TX
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213 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Interesting history in the Keys”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was interesting. Our tour guide explained how the fort came to be and the story of its restoration. The nice thing is, it's in a state park with a lovely beach, so you can visit the fort then stay at the beach, which is a nice place to see the sunset.

Visited December 2013
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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fort Zachary Taylor State Park - A must Visit”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Have to say I loved this place. Cheap entrance fee, clean park, friendly staff, clean beaches, cool fort to explore, creature comforts as you can rent chairs and beach umbrellas. Food establishment there. You can bring in food and grill there under a palm tree. This place is a little bit of heaven away from noisy Duval Street. I loved this place.Great place to bring the kids for them to splash around or soak up the sun. Do bring water shoes for there are pepples. Do I have to leave though?!

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice place to wander”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of hours walking around the fort and over to the beach area. There were several bright orange iguana sunbathing on the outside of the fort wall that were quite a sight. For only $2.50 per person per day, a nice morning.

Visited December 2013
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Must visit”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Whether you're a history buff or not, you will find the history and architecture of Fort Taylor interesting. It also happens to be located on some of the most beautiful real estate in this country!

The cost of entry is low, if you're in Key West, you must check it out.

Visited December 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great views, nice beaches”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We took one of our best pictures on this beach - very pretty. It's only $2 to enter the park on a bike, and you can get a decent view by climbing up into the fort. Watch for the iguanas in the trees!

Visited December 2013
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