Operating Hours & Seasons

Fort Jefferson Entrance

The park is open 24 hours a day year round, however some islands are closed to the public.

  • Garden Key is open year round 24 hours a day.

  • Ft. Jefferson, on Garden Key, is open year-round from sunrise to sunset.

  • Loggerhead Key is open to day visitors year round from sunrise to sunset.

  • Bush Key is seasonally closed during the sooty tern nesting season. It is usually open from mid-October to mid-January.

  • East Key, Middle Key, Hospital Key and Long Key are currently closed year round for nesting wildlife.

  • Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Garden Key Visitor Center is open everyday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last updated: May 16, 2019

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