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West Martello Tower, Key West

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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. For West Martello Tower and beyond, use our Key West travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Key West vacation.
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  • One of my favorite for a quick walk. Each time I come I love seeing how it's changed. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour. The volunteer staff is very knowledgable. It's free with an encouraged donation...  read more »
  • It is beside the public beaches in Key West and is open every day for tours. It is great for historic minded people. 
  • Nice way to spend an hour. Historical fort . Gardens kept up by the local garden club. Great views as well. 
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