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August 30, 2015
Dry Tortugas to Reopen August 31
HOMESTEAD, KEY WEST: Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are preparing to open to visitation following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. On Monday, August 31, Everglades National Park’s entrance gates and visitor centers will be open to the public at 10 a.m., and concessions will be operational at 10:00 a.m. or shortly after. Concessions at Dry Tortugas National Park will be operational at the start of business on Tuesday, September 1.

August 28, 2015
Dry Tortugas announces closures due to Tropical Storm Erika
In the interest of public safety, due to the approach of Tropical Storm Erika, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks will be closing to visitors at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29.

August 20, 2015
The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks want to give you a present – free admission! The usual entrance fee will be waived for all visitors on August 25. Come experience the beauty of the Everglades, or a very special living history event at Dry Tortugas, depicting what life was like at Fort Jefferson back in the 1860’s. Re-enactors will be at the park from August 25 through 28 and will recreate the experiences of Battery “C” stationed at Fort Jefferson during the Civil War.

August 18, 2015
First Resident Artist Anna Glynn Announced
Dry Tortugas National Park and the National Park Arts Foundation (NPAF) are pleased to announce the first resident artist in their new partnership to establish a joint Artist in Residence (AIR) Program.

April 23, 2015
Tourism to Dry Tortugas National Park Creates 4.1 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 64,865 visitors to Dry Tortugas in 2014 spent $3,783,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 46 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $4,160,900.

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