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 bicycle 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.