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 safe harbor of the Dry Tortugas provided a valuable staging ground for numerous military ships in the buildup to the Spanish-American War.