Heritage Days Upcoming in Key West

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park will hold its 29th annual Civil War Heritage Days, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 8.

Civil War Days Key WestThe historic fort will be transformed into a mid-1860s war encampment, where re-enactors in period costumes depict Union and Confederate military personnel, craftsmen, musicians and civilians.

Re-creations of military maneuvers, period crafts demonstrations and living history demonstrations are part of the event.

Hours on Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday’s event hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, at 601 Howard England Way, is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset. For information, go to www.FloridaStateParks.org.

Some of the highlights of the event include a parade down Duval Street on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. at Clinton Square and ending at the fort; a sea battle between land forces and blockade runners Saturday at 2:15 p.m.; and a historic Civil War church service Sunday at the fort at 9 a.m.

Daily park entrance fees apply: $2.50 a 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 younger are free.

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