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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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  1. I was stationed atnaval air base in 1960 boca chica…right out of boot camp…served there for about 7 months…this was back in the day when nothing realy was going on…nothing but bars and sailors…pretty boring..but a great experience to be while serving my country…the bay of pigs happened while I was there//saw the gun flashes in the horizon….spent some time in key west naval hospital w/ a torn cartilagein my knee…if you wanted to be in any place to recover..this was the place to be..great navy doctors..was kind of broken hearted when I got transferred to sea duty..another great experience…….Anthony mirasola..AN..aviation storekeeper division

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