Park Collections

Each of our five parks has a distinct museum and archive collection based on the purpose and history of each park, and the resources in each park. A general profile of each park’s collection is found below, as of September 30, 2018.
Big Cypress National Preserve
Big Cypress National Preserve

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Big Cypress National Preserve

• 1,527,076 archeology objects
• 6 ethnology objects
• 2,923 history objects
• 946,249 archives objects
• 68 art objects
• 7,093 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 6 geology objects
• 2,483,421 total objects

Boca Chita Key in foreground, Miami skyline in the distance, from Biscayne National Park
Boca Chita Key in foreground, Miami skyline in the distance, from Biscayne National Park

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Biscayne National Park

• 43,078 archeology objects
• 1 ethnology object
• 746 history objects
• 976,783 archives objects
• 0 art objects
• 5,937 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 1,155 geology objects
• 1,027,700 total objects

Costumed interpreter demonstrating sixteenth-century European weaponry to De Soto National Memorial visitors at the park's reconstructed Camp Uzita
Costumed interpreter demonstrating sixteenth-century European weaponry to De Soto National Memorial visitors at the park's reconstructed Camp Uzita

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De Soto National Memorial

• 73,882 archeology objects
• 0 ethnology objects
• 64 history objects
• 93,531 archives objects
• 1 art objects
• 35 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 0 geology objects
• 167,513 total objects
Aerial view looking east at Fort Jefferson, Garden Key, and Bush Key at Dry Tortugas National Park
Aerial view looking east at Fort Jefferson, Garden Key, and Bush Key at Dry Tortugas National Park

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Dry Tortugas National Park

• 21,154 archeology objects
• 0 ethnology objects
• 519 history objects
• 390,153 archives objects
• 4 art objects
• 10,098 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 181 geology objects
• 422,109 total objects

American crocodile at Everglades National Park. South Florida is the only place in the continental U.S. where alligators and crocodiles live together.
American crocodile at Everglades National Park. South Florida is the only place in the continental U.S. where alligators and crocodiles live together.

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Everglades National Park

• 655,757 archeology objects
• 55 ethnology objects
• 804 history objects
• 2,710,511 archives objects
• 112 art objects
• 133,634 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 3,287 geology objects
• 3,504,160 total objects

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Last updated: November 13, 2018