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, 2017.
Big Cypress National Preserve
Big Cypress National Preserve

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Big Cypress National Preserve

• 1,527,074 archeology objects
• 6 ethnology objects
• 2,923 history objects
• 946,254 archives objects
• 67 art objects
• 7,021 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 6 geology objects
• 2,483,351 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
• 925,895 archives objects
• 0 art objects
• 5,929 objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 1,155 geology objects
• 976,804 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

• 75,433 archeology objects
• 0 ethnology objects
• 62 history objects
• 110,824 archives objects
• 2 art objects
• 87 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 0 geology objects
• 186,408 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

• 21,146 archeology objects
• 0 ethnology objects
• 519 history objects
• 390,214 archives objects
• 4 art objects
• 2,701 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 177 geology objects
• 414,761 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

• 655,752 archeology objects
• 55 ethnology objects
• 805 history objects
• 2,710,723 archives objects
• 112 art objects
• 89,780 biology objects
• 0 paleology objects
• 3,287 geology objects
• 3,460,514 total objects

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Last updated: May 24, 2018