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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is the place to go. The island is not only of historical significance. Here you can relax and entertain yourself with many kinds of active entertainment.

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Key West - photo of the fort from above

Excursion into the past

Zachary Taylor Historic Park is considered a great place in Key West. It was built in the middle of the 19th century (1845). Now this territory covers almost 90 acres of land, being the national wealth of the Americans. Five years after its foundation, it was named of the President Zachary Taylor, who died in 1850. In 1861, a civil war began, the Fort was ruled by northerners. It was an important strategic point that went down in the history of battles. Key West is washed by the sea from four sides.

Fruitful leisure

The island's position, climate and terrain has to a large number of entertainment in this beautiful park:


  • Swimming;
  • underwater hunting;
  • walks with kayaks;
  • water skiing.

All this is present. The place is ideal for sports, everything contributes to outdoor activities. Here love to walk weddings, arrange photo shoots. Almost all the guests are eager to get into the territory of the Fort during the civil war.

A great solution is to dine at the Cayo Hueso cafe. Infrastructure is developed on the highest level. You can rent:

  • Umbrella;
  • lounger;
  • raft;
  • kayak;
  • water bicycle.

Lots of heavenly sensations await you at the intersection of the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing lovers waiting for the dam of the shipping channel. Birthdays, corporate parties, family holidays - all this can be organized on the island.

Zachary Taylor Historical Park in Key West - Photo of Beach and Ocean

Memory of times

Gorgeous beaches and palm trees - are great. But in Key West, you need to touch the story. Fort Zaykari Taylor - an extensive historical park of national importance. This is one of the most famous forts of the South during the civil war. The architecture of the fort is classic for that time, no frills, exclusively strategic structure with powerful walls and well-planned vaulted transitions that can withstand a direct hit of projectiles. Particular attention is paid to the protection of powerful guns.

In the fortified loopholes of the guns preserved during the civil war. You can even touch the historical carriages and take pictures on their background. these are real guns of the 19th century. In 1968, ancient gun-wards were found here. Fans of weapons can consider rare guns, machine guns, ammunition. Here is a giant artillery collection of civil war. In 1971, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West was entered into the state register of memorable places. Two years later, it became known as the National Historic Monument.

Zachary Taylor Key West Park - Photos of Historic Guns and Guns

Tips for visiting the park

  • You can visit the park on foot, by bike or by car.
  • In addition to the mandatory tour of the Fort, enjoy the amazing nature and the beach.
  • The opening time of the park and the beach is 10 am. The fort closes at 5 pm, the beach is open until sunset.
  • It is better to stock up on special slippers for walking on corals, if you plan to visit the beach.
  • There are plenty of shady and picturesque places in the park, but the open space prevails on the beach. Stock up Panama and sunglasses.
  • In the park you can buy water, dine in a cafe, buy souvenirs.
  • Barbecue facilities are available.
  • Take the scheme of the park with cycling routes, if you plan a recreational walk.
  • Rent or bring everything for swimming and the beach to have a good time.

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park - photo index of distances and directions of cities

Together with American Butler

Travelling is the best way to spend time and get a lot of positive. American Butler invites everyone to exciting tours to the American continent. Each trip takes into account the preferences, tastes and capabilities of clients. You can visit many noteworthy places in Florida. The list of offers and options is constantly updated, the tourist has a clear idea of his future exciting trip.

Address 601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040
Phone number +1-305-292-6713
Hours of operation
  • Mon - Sun: 8:00 am till Sunset.

Number of people in vehicle:

  • One: $4,50;
  • Two: $7,00;
  • Riding a bike or walking: $2,50.
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