The day I was there, there was no admission charge because the Ritz Carlton Hotel was setting up for some big event. There were rental trucks outside unloading tables, chairs, and other catering equipment.
I gave up and went for a walk around the fort. Nice, pleasant place for a fort. At least here, becasue of the constant wind, there would be no mosquitos as there would have been in most places in Florida during the summer.
By the time I got back, they had somehow made it. Here is what the inside looked like, partially set up.
And some of the guns from the battlements:
Some of the soldiers quarters were open.
FYI: Forts stay in pretty good condition when there are never any shots fired against them and the only times the cannon were fired was in practice! Even the federal government gave up on this fort and sold it after WWII. Soon after, the state bought it from the buyer and turned it into a state park. It has been maintained as it was in 1864.
I will probably go back here later in the week when there is not so much commotion and the fort is not full of tents!