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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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Amazing fort!

This was a fantastic way to spend a day out of Key West. We took a boat ride over and spent a good amount of time at the fort. You can walk all around the fort, including on top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Albany, Oregon
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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic way to spend a day out of Key West. We took a boat ride over and spent a good amount of time at the fort. You can walk all around the fort, including on top and through a good portion of it. There are great information signs all around explaining about life on the fort. There... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

One of a kind experience! All nature and camp lovers need to check it out! I don't recommended a family with small children stay the night there given the lack of running water and intense heat during the summer. But I do think families with children would enjoy a day trip that includes checking out the fort and snorkeling.

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Point Harbor, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We took a "classic" family road trip from NC to Key West in May. I had heard about Ft. Jefferson & the Dry Tortugas since I was in elementary school and had always wanted to go. All 12 family members made the trip and we all agree that it was the highlight of our vacation. It was everything I had... More 

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Griffith, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Loved the trip and activities! T. G. Was a park ranger who spent a lot of time with us informing us of life at the fort. Very interesting knowledge about how the Rangers live and spend their time there as well.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Wow - what a great day and a highlight of a perfect keys trip. We took the ferry over and can't say enough good things about the whole experience. Weather was beautiful, only a moderate chop on the water. Avail yourself of the plentiful breakfast bar and lunch bar. Fresh breads and fresh sandwich meat, with plenty of choices to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

During our stay in the Keys, March, 2015, we were based in Marathon but took a day to drive to Key West for a 7:30 a.m. boat departure for the Dry Tortugas to see Fort Jefferson. It did not disappoint - both the boat ride and the park. Great tour - fun snorkeling - wonderful time!

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We went in mid-May. For us a day trip was not enough, we decided to camp overnight. The campers were the last off the ferry. There were carts to take your camping gear to the sites. The park ranger was pleasant. We even chatted with him later that evening while he was walking his dog. We set up camp and... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We took the Yankee Freedom III out to the Fort on a Sunday. As we approached, I was amazed a fort sitting in the middle of the ocean. I know Fort Sumter sits in Charleston harbor, but this fort is 70 miles from Key West. The park staff was very helpful and informative. we took the self guided tour. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We took the morning half day trip by seaplane. The flight alone was exciting and well worth it. We saw incredible scenery, and marine wildlife. We started out doing the self guided tour of the fort and then spent the remainder of our morning snorkeling on the south side of the fort. We encountered a Tarpon right off the beach... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Awesome place for snorkeling, bird watching and taking in history. Such a unique setting. Would definitely go back!

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Address: Address: Dry Tortugas National Park, FL
Phone Number: 305-242-7700
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Dry Tortugas National Park

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