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West Martello Tower

1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4883
+1 305-294-3210
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Tropical gardens set in an old fort
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“higgs beach” (53 reviews)
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1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-4883
+1 305-294-3210
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This old fort has an amazing display of a large variety of plant species. So many beautiful orchids in the orchid garden, some bonsai trees, local varieties, plumeria (my favorite), and so much more! There is a water fountain there, which comes in handy as...More

1  Thank kimboj555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old fort that the garden club took over and turned into a beautiful garden setting that would be of interest to anyone. Its located right alongside the beach so there is a nice breeze and a lot of shade and sitting areas...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The West Martello Tower is now run by the garden club. They have done a wonderful job restoring the grounds and making a peaceful garden area. There are banyan trees, coconut trees, a small butterfly garden, 2 gazebos, beautiful orchids and a small beach. It...More

Thank Maryann W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great history intertwined with beautiful gardens. Located right on the beach. Very beautiful setting. And it's free. Lots of local greenery and some very exotic plants and flowers as well. Lots of opportunities for great pictures.

Thank keysdisease
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The West Martello fort is the smallest of the three Civil War era forts on Key West and it's located on the Atlantic Ocean next to the White Street fishing pier. The fort has been taken over by the Key West Garden Club for many...More

1  Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This was included in our stroll around the gardens in the Fort Area. Amazing to think about the past that we are now a part of. The volunteers that take care of all this must be very caring folks. Good job! Thank you.

1  Thank Katherine G
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Built in 1862 as a sister to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. Taken over by the Key West Garden Club and turned in to a lush, tropical oasis. This place is spectacular! Surrounded by white sand and turquoise water, the fort is now adorned...More

2  Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is a MUST see in Key West. Admission is free, views are amazing, local fauna and flora are delightful. Take the time to wander the grounds and explore the fort, you will not be disappointed.

2  Thank Michaelkasperski
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We met the nicest, most informative volunteer at the front desk. It was a fun diversion from the beach and a nice break from the sun.

2  Thank April F
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A lovely peaceful garden tended with care, right on the ocean. Worth a walk along the beach side to spend a while here. Totally free but a donationn welcome. A little hidden gem in Key West.

2  Thank janiensk
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2 June 2017|
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Response from Michaelkasperski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash of course. I love it there.
Sally G
23 July 2016|
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Response from coconutheadKW | Property representative |
It is a 5 minute drive from the cruise port to Key West Garden Club which is located in the West Martello Tower.
Sally G
23 July 2016|
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Response from Erik L | Reviewed this property |
Approx. 1.3 miles. Don't worry, it's not that far for a l I surely stroll. It's not far from the southernmost point.