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Address: Dry Tortugas National Park, FL
Phone Number: 305-242-7700
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Description: This is the largest all-masonry fortification in the western hemisphere...
This is the largest all-masonry fortification in the western hemisphere and served as a Civil War federal prison.
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A unique treasure to our country

If you are interested in going to Fort Jefferson (The Dry Tortugas) then you will have to get past the LONG ride there. I've been twice and once I took the ferry boat and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Mandeville
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Mandeville
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you are interested in going to Fort Jefferson (The Dry Tortugas) then you will have to get past the LONG ride there. I've been twice and once I took the ferry boat and the second time we decided to forego the LONG, LONG ride with LOTS of people jammed up in a boat and took the private plane -... More 

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Bradenton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not easy to get to - requires a 2 1//2 one way boat trip - or charter air flight - but, a spectacular location for history or birding. Magnificent Frigate birds, Sooty Terns, and Masked Boobys. Not everyone has these checked off. The Yankee Freedom provided a safe and effective means of transportation out of Key West, FL. The park... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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133 reviews 133 reviews
62 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Key West and decided we had to visit Dry Tortugas National Park, Fort Jefferson. We decided to take the seaplane with KW Aviation. We took the 2:00 pm flight. It was a memorable flight as we saw a lot of sites going out, loggerhead turtles, shipwrecks and a Cuban refugee boat headed to the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are in the Key West area and have a full day, I highly recommend booking the ferry out to Fort Jefferson. In my opinion, there is no other place on earth like it. 2 and a half hours off the coast of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico lies the largest brick structure in the U.S. This... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place is amazing. Words, or pictures just dont do it justice. Traveling to Key West? Dont leave without booking a day trip to this place.....

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218 reviews 218 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The National Park Service has done a great job of keeping the fort in its original condition. The visitor's center has lighting and air conditioning but that's all you see of modern conveniences. No cell service either (yay). Built out of 16 million bricks and tons of concrete in the mid-1800s, that type of construction would be no easy feat... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I took a boat to the Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson. It was a great way to spend a day. The boat trip was smooth and relaxing, the lunch they provided was very good, the time allotted to visiting the park was sufficient. While I did not snorkel, the people who did seemed to enjoy. I had fun... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

The wife dropped kids off with grandma in fort Myers and drove alligator alley to visit the Florida national parks- eventually making our way to key west and taking the boat to DT. TIP: We did the one day boat trip on our first full day in case the boat was cancelled to bad weather, we had the rest of... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Loved our day at the Dry Tortugas National Park. We took the National Park Service boat Yankee Freedom III out to the island, a 70-mile, 2 1/2 hour each way trip. A fun trip, breakfast was served and I saw some wildlife from the deck for the first time, flying fish and sea turtles. We took the tour of the... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I absolutely loved our time at Fort Jefferson. You had your own private island basically. The best way to go is Key West Seaplane Adventures. You get there after the ferry leaves with about 40 of your closes friends..lol and you are left on the island for 2 -3 hrs with only 8 people!! You MUST take the time to... More 

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