Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West

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Offering a mix of history and recreation, Fort Zachary Taylor centers on a military fort from the Civil War era. Construction began in 1845 and lasted nearly 20 years. The fort played an important role in a network of military garrisons located along the southeastern coast. Deactivated in the 1940s, the fort contains the largest collection of Civil War cannons in the country. Take a short tour of the military establishment, and then spend time swimming, snorkeling, or scuba diving on the sandy beach. To escape tourist crowds near the fort, hike or cycle the natural trails crisscrossing the park. Add Fort Zachary Taylor and other attractions to your Key West trip itinerary using our Key West trip planner.
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  • Every Fort has its own history. We were passing by, we are happy to have stopped... but no detour.
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  • It's a nice place to spend 1 or 2 hours. The beach is beautiful. The people there PIC NIC, they gave us envy with their barbecue. If you go to key West take a ride!!
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  • One of the nicest state parks I've ever been to. Nice little cafe, the food is decent bit it is nice for when you loose track of time and wind up hungry. The sunset view is amazing and very romantic. I will say that as with most Key West beaches water shoes will be your best friends. The woods are a really fun place to grill as well offering a relaxed get away atmosphere.
  • I wish we had found this place sooner. My wife and I enjoyed the beach. The parking was easy. The staff was helpful. Additionally they have 2 beach wheelchairs which makes it more accessible. Interesting enough the beach is on top of rock so I was able to take my manual wheelchair down to the beach chairs and transfer to layout in the sun.
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