Fort Zachary Taylor State Park


Although it was active during both the Spanish-American and Civil wars, this fort wasn’t completed until 1866. It was one in a series of forts designed to defend the nation’s southeastern coastline. There are guided and self-guided tours of the National Historic Landmark. Bring a camera for the incredible fort-top view of the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

Barbecue in the shade of trees, lie on the sandy beach, or do some geocaching. Snorkel and see reef fish, coral, lobster, sponges, and stingrays in the calm, clear water. The park’s beachfront Cayo Hueso Café offers snacks, cold beverages, beach sundries, and souvenirs.


601 Howard England Way
End of Southard Street on Truman Annex
Key West, Florida 33040


24.55031600, -81.80641600

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Daily 8 am--sunset.
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(305) 292-6713

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