Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

Visit Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West, Florida. Better known as Fort Zach to locals, the Park is a National Historic Landmark, offering Civil War-era history, beautiful beaches, and amazing views.

Address: 601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 292-6713
Vehicles: $$6.50 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
Walk-ins: $2.50 per person for pedestrians and bicyclists
Hours: The park is open from 8:00 AM until sundown, 365 days a year.
Directions: The park entrance is located at the end of Southard Street on Truman Annex.

The Fort Zachary Taylor State Park highlights:
  • Key West's best beach, located at the southern end of the park, provides spots for picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing.
  • Visitors can enjoy a short nature trail and bicycling within the park.
  • The beachfront cafe offers snacks, beverages, beach supplies, and & snorkeling equipment rentals.
  • The park is scattered with picnic tables and BBQ grills for a cookout at the beach.
  • The fort was one of a series built in the 1800s to defend the southeastern coastline against pirates.
  • The museum contains a fine collection of American Civil War artifacts.
  • Tours of the Fort are offered at 12:00 PM.

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