KEY WEST, Florida Keys — History fans can experience a battle between land and sea forces, the staged court trial of a blockade runner and living history encampments of Civil War re-enactors Friday through Sunday, Feb. 6-8, at Key West’s Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park.
Planned highlights are to include a parade down Key West’s Duval Street to the historic fort, a battle between land forces and schooners portraying blockade runners at sea and the staged trial of a blockade runner based on an 1862 court case.
Festival visitors can learn what soldiers’ lives were like at the fort in the 1860s, experience living history and artillery demonstrations, watch land skirmishes and tour the campsites.
The fort and park can be accessed from an entrance on Southard Street past Thomas Street. Daily entrance fees, which include a pass allowing visitors to leave and return, are $2.50 per person on foot or bicycle, $4.50 for a single-occupant motorized vehicle and $7 for a vehicle carrying two people with a 50-cent charge for each additional passenger. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.