Cultural Resource Preservation & Management
Cultural resources at the Dry Tortugas National Park represent an enduring legacy of maritime history. Protecting and preserving these resources are primary to the significance of the park. Donations to the Cultural Resources program allow the park to achieve these goals by performing a number of activities, including:
· Mapping and researching the numerous shipwrecks in the park
Did You Know?
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.