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 reenactors this coming weekend at Key West’s Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park. The festival recreates the Civil War era, when Key West was the only Deep South port to remain in Union hands. Fort Taylor, on the island’s Atlantic shore, played a major role in the Union blockade of Confederate shipping. Presented by the staff and volunteers of Fort Zachary Taylor, the festival is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and next Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Events take place in the fort, the surrounding state park and the waters bordering the park.
Details: Visit www.floridastateparks.org/forttaylor or call 305-292-6713.