Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Fort Zachary Taylor, built in the mid-1800s as one of a series of strategic defensive forts, stands sentinel over Key West's favorite beach. This is where historic battles unfolded on the southernmost shores of Florida, and cannons and warships defended national honor in the Spanish-American and Civil Wars. See the vestiges that pay tribute to the soldiers who fought in the Florida Keys.
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park also offers a sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico and family activities. Snorkel, swim and fish in the tranquil waters. Have a picnic or cookout on the white sand beach. Set out on walking and biking trails and explore this National Historic Landmark.
$6.00 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $2.00 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers in vehicle with Annual Individual Entrance Pass. $4.00 for single-occupant vehicles or motorcycles. Each person subject to an additional $.50 Monroe County surcharge.
The park is open 365 days per year from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. The fort closes at 5:00 p.m. daily.
- Guided Fort Tours
- Ranger Led Walks
- Civil War Heritage Days
- Concessions & Food