• Dry Tortugas

    Dry Tortugas

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August 11, 2014
Living History Programs at Dry Tortugas National Park,August 22 through 25
Come celebrate the birthday of the National Park System with living history demonstrations at Dry Tortugas National Park, being held daily August 23 through 25. Park Visitors will step back into 1861 as they explore the park and experience re-enactors scattered about the island engaged in activities typical of daily life at Fort Jefferson for residents of the island during the Civil War era. As an added bonus, Monday is a National Park fee free day; entrance will be free August 25 in celebration of the 98th birthday of the National Park Service.

July 22, 2014
Tourism to South Florida National Parks Creates 206 Million in Economic Benefit and Over 2700 Jobs
KEY WEST, Florida – A new National Park Service report shows that over two and a half million visitors to the national parks in South Florida, spent $206 million last year in surrounding communities. That spending supported over 2,700 jobs in South Florida. In Dry Tortugas National Park 58,400 visitors spent over $3.4 million and supported 35 jobs in surrounding communities.

June 05, 2014
Bob Krumenaker Appointed Acting Superintendent
Bob Krumenaker New Acting Superintendent Effective August 2014

Did You Know?

USS Maine

The USS Maine would make a brief stop at Fort Jefferson before its ill-fated voyage to Havana. Following the sinking of the Maine, the Dry Tortugas served as an important staging area for U.S. battleships during the Spanish-American War.