Welcome to Our Museum Portal

Notice to Researchers: It is now again possible to visit the South Florida Collections Management Center to conduct research in our collections. Researchers must comply with the current coronavirus guidance in effect for Everglades National Park. The SFCMC staff continues to welcome inquiries through the CONTACT US form link at the bottom of this page. 

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 American History

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

Last updated: May 12, 2023