Fort Zachary Taylor

Location: Key West, Florida
Date: January 4, 2014

Inside the fort

Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West was built starting in 1845 and was used heavily by the Union during the Civil War and again during the Spanish-American War. Today the fort is a state park, and you can walk into, on top of, and around the fort on your own. The fort was originally surrounded by water, but now a moat is along its southwest side, and there is a public beach on land on the land that has since filled in around it. I didn't stay very long thanks to rain, but there were a number of non-native iguanas  on the fort.

South side of the fort

Looking south over the fort's moat

View from on top of the fort

Cannons in the fort
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