Welcome to Our Museum Portal

Notice of Closure to Researchers: While some visitor contact facilities within Everglades National Park are now open, members of staff of the South Florida Collections Management Center continue to work mostly from remote locations. However, we welcome researcher inquiries through the CONTACT US form link at the bottom of this page. The SFCMC staff will do its best to continue to provide information and appreciate your patience during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here you'll explore the wonders of science and the dramatic stories about the people who have lived in the area that now makes up the national park units of south Florida. This web page is the portal through which you can experience more than seven million objects in the museum collections of Biscayne National Park, Everglades National Park, De Soto National Memorial, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Big Cypress National Preserve. Looking for reptiles in jars of alcohol? Historic photographs? Scientific studies? Park planning documents? Archeological artifacts? We have all of those, and more!

African Americans at Fort Jefferson history study cover with historic image of the fort

400+ Years of African Americans

Highlights from South Florida National Park units about the 400+ Years of the African American Experience in the Southeast U.S.

Last updated: September 16, 2021