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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water shoes” (294 reviews)
“concession stand” (219 reviews)
“nice beach” (306 reviews)
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040-8395
+1 305-292-6713
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Reviewed 1 week ago

on the edge of the island enjoy this treasure! Picnic tables and a beach area with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico!

Thank J t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent several days here at the beach. Fort is cool but the beach and park are awesome. Nice cafe on the beach. Lots of fun.

Thank keith m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have made multiple trips to the keys and every trip we end up spending 2 days at the park and fort. Very interesting history of the fort, amazing views, and fantastic beach.

Thank AbbyLynn84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of hurricane damage on the beach. Working hard to do clean up and try to save some of the trees. There will be a big loss of shade trees though. Glad that we were able to still enjoy this special place.

Thank keys_addiction
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a bike ride round the island we went into fort zachary park. $5 for the two of us. Pleasant time meandering through the fort and good views from the walls. Worth a visit

1  Thank Madster01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Need water shoes because the beach varies from sand to rocks, both in and out of the water. Large rocks a very short distance out in the water suitable for climbing. Fish present for snorkeling - caught photos of them with my iPhone in a...More

Thank CringeeMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting historic fort site, self guided tour. Iguanas and other wildlife. Great beach area too!

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit had a nice picnic area with a beach and very interesting historical place. The View was amazing

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We biked here to visit the fort and to hang on the beach for some sun. I've seen better forts elsewhere (such as San Juan), but there were some great views from the top of the fort. The beach is definitely below average. The beach...More

1  Thank NboroGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water is warm and clean. Beautiful place for sunsets! Saw many different tropical reef fish and sea urchins around the breakers and rock islands. Be sure to go all the way around each one as everyone has different types of fish around them. Saw...More

Thank tinan222
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14 September 2017|
Response from photoguywisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help you, but I too enjoyed those lovely trees at Fort Zachery. I'm hoping that lots of places in the Keys come through with out great harm.
28 March 2017|
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Response from PaTravelfan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of parking, but be aware there is an entrance fee, although fee is good for all day.