Built in 1845 as an execution of the US Government?s plan to use a series of forts to defend the southeast coast, the Fort Zachary Taylor was constructed in the far south end of Key West, Florida. The area was regularly attacked by pirates, making it important to build a defensive unit to protect it.
Named after the former US President, Zachary Taylor, the Fort Zachary Taylor is now a historic state park under the management of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. It is a very popular tourist destination, hosting various annual events like the Civil war reenactments that are celebrated for a week, and the haunted fort with a Civil War theme thing every Halloween. It?s beach area also very famous due to their scenic beauty.