The Center is a free attraction managed by the Dry Tortugas NPS official Ferry Concession located in Key West’s Historic Seaport, known as the “Bight.”
The Bight Visitor Center
Exhibits include an 11-foot diameter scale model of Fort Jefferson, an interactive photo mural that explores the history of the Bight and a Junior Ranger Exploration Station that allows children to get hands-on with and learn about the natural resources of the Dry Tortugas.
The exhibits are housed inside the old Thompson Fish House (itself on the National Register of Historic Places) where the daily catch of the local fishing fleet was once processed.
By touring the Center the Key West visitor will learn about one of our nation’s most unusual National Parks and Key West’s unique nautical heritage, whether they decide to visit the Park or not. There is something of interest for any age in various components of the exhibits, as you can see
Last updated: April 14, 2015