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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Historic site of a Civil War-era fort, currently being excavated; also has a beautiful beach for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water shoes” (308 reviews)
“concession stand” (233 reviews)
“nice beach” (333 reviews)
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
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+1 305-292-6713
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"water shoes"
in 308 reviews
"concession stand"
in 233 reviews
"nice beach"
in 333 reviews
"rocky beach"
in 107 reviews
"picnic area"
in 87 reviews
"best beach on the island"
in 48 reviews
"chairs and umbrellas"
in 86 reviews
"civil war"
in 101 reviews
"rode our bikes"
in 51 reviews
"small fee"
in 51 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 84 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 72 reviews
"fish"
in 285 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 87 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 110 reviews
"interesting history"
in 51 reviews
"mallory square"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We rode our bikes here and really enjoyed the afternoon relaxing in the cool water. The ocean floor and the beach are rocky so next time we will bring water shoes. The actual ocean is beautiful and the area is nice here.

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love it here! We rent 2 lawn chairs and pull them beneath the pine trees that border the beach. Spend a relaxing day swimming, snorkeling, watching cruise ships sail by. When you get hungry, there is a great snack stand too. Such a fun...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured Fort Zachary Taylor one afternoon before heading to the beach at the state park. The signs and explanations were well done, and we enjoyed climbing the fort. The beach was lovely, and there was chair and umbrella service available (for a fee) and...More

Thank Ruth J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and entertaining historical background of Ft Zachary Taylor Park by park ranger Andrew. Guided tour lasted a little over an hour and he went out of his way to make the tour educational for all age levels. There is a self guided tour...More

Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed biking around this park and loved the beach. The cafe was a not pricey but convenient. Would consider a picnic here next time with the family.

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Different opinions about the Keys. This West one is far an highly touristic. There is a good reason to venture there. There are good reasons to stay closer.

Thank rv15243
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We wanted a decent walk despite the tropical conditions and followed the dark reactions to the fort and contiguous beach. The fort itself is a fort no more no less The presence of iguanas in the shrubbery is amazing Proximity to a coral beach and...More

Thank ProfessorRathgar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice park and water access. Rentals of umbrellas and lounge chairs. Concessions are available and a cafe. Cold beer for sale but must be consumed on premises. Beach is rocky because of all the coral on the shore. Stay to the left to find beach....More

Thank jessicarS5949SM
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting history here. Nice walk around the fort, reading the plaques on all the facts, etc. Beautiful beach and park with picnic tables.

Thank Shelley H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to spend the day at the Fort, walking around the park or relaxing at the beach. The tour of the fort is free and well worth it to learn interesting things that may not be written on the plaques. The tour guide was...More

Thank chevaf8b
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angiec79
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Nicholet55 | Reviewed this property |
If you want an umbrella with your chairs, go early. It's $30 for 2 chairs and a umbrella and they have designated spots for them. We were there at 9am and picked our spot before they opened. Bring water shoes, there is alot... More
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AniinNY
March 3, 2018|
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Response from gorke2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can see fish, but not as many as on the snorkeling tours. But for the inexpensive price, there are a good number of fish to be seen.
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