Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
A little tip you may
want to try. As you tour the fort. Look out to the
ocean while standing next to the first cannon on the left. Now look to
your left. You will see a little alcove that looks like it dead ends walk
down it. You will see another alcove dead end on your right take it.
It will then turn left for a few feet then open into a good size round room.
This is where they keep the munitions. The zig-zag was so if the last
cannon blew up it was not a straight shoot into this room. Note after
the last turn it is pitch black so there is not much you can see.
A view down the arches inside
the fort wall facing the ocean
each room had it's own 10"
cannon. With three levels and
a total of 198 guns that a lot
of fire power.
A mortar on the inside
courtyard of fort
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