Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Fort Zachery Taylor Historic National Park


Florida's southernmost state park is popular for recreation, as well as U.S. military history.


Fort Zachery Taylor FAQ's:

Question: Where is Fort Zachery Taylor located?

Answer: It is located on Key West, Florida.

Question: Why was Fort Taylor constructed?

Answer: Construction began in 1845 in an effort to secure the nations seacoast defenses. See Fort Taylor history for further information.

Question: What are the Fort Taylor Historic National Park hours?

Answer: All Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Question: What kind of park activities does the park provide?

  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Beaches
  • Guided Tours
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing

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Fort Taylor
A Fort Zachery Taylor site; History, features, armament, reenactments, photo gallery , and more.

Best Fort Photos:
Click to View Fort Image Gallery

Best Maps:
Click Here For Park Map

Further Info:
Fort Zachery Taylor Historic National Park
A Florida State Parks site providing a little history, hours of operation, and driving directions.

A non-profit group sponsors and hosts Civil War Heritage Festival, the Pirates in Paradise Festival and other historical reenactments.

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