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, 2019.
Big Cypress National Preserve
Big Cypress National Preserve

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Big Cypress National Preserve

• 1,527,073 archeology objects
• 6 ethnology objects
• 2,923 history objects
• 971,437 archives objects
• 68 art objects
• 28.929 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 6 geology objects
• 2,530,442 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

• 74,796 archeology objects
• 1 ethnology object
• 746 history objects
• 977,043 archives objects
• 0 art objects
• 6,048 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 1,155 geology objects
• 1,059,789 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
• 93,609 archives objects
• 1 art objects
• 35 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 0 geology objects
• 167,591 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
• 771 history objects
• 363,637 archives objects
• 4 art objects
• 10,728 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 195 geology objects
• 396,489 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

• 678,404 archeology objects
• 55 ethnology objects
• 827 history objects
• 2,970,189 archives objects
• 112 art objects
• 137,359 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 3,468 geology objects
• 3,790,414 total objects

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Last updated: November 13, 2019