By far one of Key West’s best kept secrets surviving in relative obscurity but thriving in historic richness and pictorial passion. A focus of past blogs on the outer walls and top of the fort we now find ourselves delving inside the hidden treasures within its brick & mortar confines.
You first walk in from the outer walls seeing the massive grassed courtyard as your eyes steer to the immediate right seeing the wooden window shutters and cannon balls stacked to its left leaving only your camera to act upon its photo gallery quality beauty. To the wooden windows left you’ll notice the munitions storage area portrayed with bowling pin affect are also noteworthy.
The absolute center of your attention is drawn to the cannons and archways furthest away from your entry point. As you can see by the featured photo above, you can create wall-mounted photographs of office and waiting room quality. So many of these beautiful sights are all around just waiting to be found!
Bonus: If you look hard, you too can find the hidden latreen (pictured below) that I missed the first two times at the fort. Bonus #2: Once atop the only circular stair, take a second and look back down the stairs previously climbed for a unique view down for a photo like no other from your hours at the fort.
This again is one of our favorite places to go in Key West to get away from the crowds and enjoy a picnic on the beach or a well-earned sunset and gorgeous views. So grab your camera and head on over to this treasure trove of civil war sites. You can find the Civil War historical relic exactly beside the Old Navy Pier Shipyard about 4 blocks west of Duval Street at the ocean’s edge. There’s a small per car charge for entry… believe me, it’s well worth it!