• Dry Tortugas

    Dry Tortugas

    National Park Florida

For Kids


Become a Dry Tortugas Junior Ranger!

Kids can learn all about the habitats, history and animals around Fort Jefferson while becoming a Junior Ranger. Just ask for a copy of the Junior Ranger Handbook at the visitor center, or just download it here. Complete the activities and bring the Handbook back to the visitor center to earn your very own Dry Tortugas Junior Ranger badge!

Did You Know?

Dr. Samuel Mudd

Fort Jefferson served for a time as a remote prison facility. One of its most famous inmates was none other than Dr. Samuel Mudd, who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Lincoln. Mudd was incarcerated on the Dry Tortugas for only four years, from 1865 to 1869.