• Dry Tortugas

    Dry Tortugas

    National Park Florida

News

The islands of the Dry Tortugas provide a fertile backdrop for the development of noteworthy events. From current research to management actions, to closure information, the links above will give you information on the latest happenings around the park.

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.