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West Martello Tower, Key West

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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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  • It's so easy to just walk, bike or scooter by this but don't. Stop and take a few minutes to stroll around the breathtaking gardens situated right on the ocean front. Take in the history and antiquity...  more »
  • A most unique attraction, see plants that only grow in this region. It's a self guided attraction, but the garden club members are always there to help. Beautiful location with spectacular ocean views...  more »
  • The attraction is free with an option to donate. We parked down this area and it is about a 15 min walk to duval st from here. This location is a historical tower that was turned into a gardening club...  more »
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  • I bring all out of town guests here and they love it. The fact that it is completely free in Key West is a bonus. It's right next door to the gorgeous African cemetery, the AIDS memorial, and a nice meal at Salute on the beach.
  • Beautiful garden, good seminars too
  • A very pleasant place to visit quite beautiful and interesting.
  • They created a beautiful garden inside this small fort. It's free and a must see.
  • Free horticultural gardens. Very well taken care of. Must see!