Operating Hours & Seasons

Fort Jefferson Welcome Sign

Dry Tortugas National Park is open 24-hours per day

Some islands are closed to the public. See below for openings and closures throughout the park.

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

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

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

  • All buildings and boat docks on Loggerhead Key are closed to the public.

  • Bush Key is seasonally closed during the sooty tern nesting season. Is it 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.

Last updated: August 14, 2020

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40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034


305 242-7700

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