This famous recreational site is a National Historic Landmark. Named for twelfth President Zachary Taylor, the massive citadel was completed in 1866 as part of a series of forts built to protect the southeast coast. Amid and after two decades of construction, Fort Zachary Taylor had a prominent role in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars.

Sunset at the southern end of the park is so beautiful, couples travel to this spot from all over the country just to say "I do." Snorkelers can swim among tropical fish and coral just off the beach, and picnic tables, grills, and short hiking trails are available for day use.

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Away Travel Expert: Sarah White
BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5
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  • This park is a beach lover's paradise. Stay the entire day and enjoy prime seating for the sunset.

End of Southard St. on Truman Annex
Key West, Florida 33041
Parking: Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. to sunset

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 305-292-6713
Neighborhood: Lower Keys
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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