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Address: Dry Tortugas National Park, FL
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This is the largest all-masonry fortification in the western hemisphere and...

This is the largest all-masonry fortification in the western hemisphere and served as a Civil War federal prison.

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Beautiful step back in time.

Highly recommend taking a float plane and snorkel gear. The time goes fast. It's a unique historical attraction in an amazing natural setting. It's an engineering marvel as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
brent m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommend taking a float plane and snorkel gear. The time goes fast. It's a unique historical attraction in an amazing natural setting. It's an engineering marvel as well as a testament to unfettered military spending.

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Thank brent m
Coral Gables, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Oops! just saw that my previous review had only one star---MY MISTAKE---meant to make it FIVE Stars.

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Thank emdjrd66
Key West, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

awesome time in nature with lots of sunshine and history. I highly recommend this for the whole family.

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Thank Darold L
Tallahassee, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aside from being on a exotic turquoise blue water island this fort is quite something. The history is by itself a destination. I took the 20 minute talk and looking back I think I would have enjoyed the longer 1hr tour to get more info. Walk around the site, enjoy the views and take your time, a lot of time... More 

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1 Thank nasab5
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Secluded camping for the camping enthusiast and great day trip spot from conventional picnicking parks!!! We took the Yankee Freedom ferry ride. Seaplane and own boats are the options so pick your flick! The ride was little bouncy but so much. Most of the people from 150+ on board could handle it very well. there were single digit gone sick.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

where else can you go and tour three national parks in two days if you like. Fort Jefferson is 90 west of key west. I'd take a sea plane to the fort. you can take a fairy boat but sea plane is much quicker remember fort is a self walking tour and no real amenities bring what you need. recommend... More 

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3 Thank JeanPhilippe G
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a must-do if you're in the Keys. After a short boat ride, we got a tour of the fort and were able to snorkel around the island. Amazing experience.

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Thank Sabrina Z
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

This is a cool old fort, it's huge. The snorkeling is average, nothing special. I had to keep asking myself, why would you put a fort way out here. Different day, different time, different era. If you get right down to it, this is the last key, not Key West.

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Thank Steve C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Snorkeling around Fort Jefferson and getting the tour was unexpected and awesome. One of the funner days we had in Key West

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2 Thank Aaron Y
Orlando, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This was probably the best family vacation we ever took. We camped for 2 nights, stayed 2 days and although it was the HOTTEST time of the year, it was still amazing. The hermit crabs were everywhere and quite amusing, but at night it sounded like an invading army as they clanked shells walking by our tent. We snorkeled every... More 

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