West Martello Tower, Key West

4.7
#8 of 25 in Parks in Key West
Located near the beach and just off a popular bike path, West Martello Tower is the site of a historic fort that's been converted to botanic gardens. The fort's ruins act as a foundation for plant growth, with potted orchids along their base. A single tower left intact gives visitors a view over the adjacent beach and ocean, while the paths around the tower are thick with tropical plant life. Look for the Autograph Tree, where visitors sign their names in the leaves. Entry is free, but donations are accepted to help with upkeep. Put West Martello Tower at the forefront of your travel plans using our Key West trip planner .
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  • This is an old Civil War Fort which is now a beautiful garden of plants, trees, flowers - definitely a gorgeous place to visit. I will definitely return on my next Key West Visit!  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit and chill out in Key West. Tropical flowers in beautiful layout. Still recovering from the hurricane and the work they've done is amazing.  more »
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  • A nice way to spend a hot afternoon in the Keyes! This is one of two "twin" Forts on Key West. The other houses the famous, Robert the Doll and actually a museum that highlights much of the areas history and influence. This lesser known "twin" is run by the Key West Garden Club and is less "complete" than it's sister, consisting mostly of crumbling brink walls and only two intact rooms. However, it is quite interesting and contains some lovely garden and sitting areas. The cost is by donation and it is well - worth a stop!
  • A nice garden ensconced in an old fort. Who knew the Union controlled Key West! Totally free.
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