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4 hour Afternoon visit

Fort was interesting from a historical standpoint. Great photo opportunity from the top of it... read more

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Great snorkeling around the north old pier pilings!

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This is the largest all-masonry fortification in the western hemisphere and served as a Civil War federal prison.
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Fort was interesting from a historical standpoint. Great photo opportunity from the top of it. Amazing accomplishment to build this huge brick structure so far from Key West. What an effort it took all the people that constructed this so many years ago!!
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Fort Jefferson's history is amazing! We were amazed at the engineering of this place in the mid 1860's! We did the 1 hour tour, which told us alot of history. Well worth it on a first visit! But, if you have visited before - do a self tour and take the rest of the time to
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We took the ferry out to the fort. We booked late so they only had one night of camping available and we jumped at the chance. We absolutely loved camping overnight and most certainly recommend it!!!! The rats are definitely large and are a little creepy at night. When you
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You can take a guided tour or explore on your own, we signed up to take the 20-minute introductory tour and the 45-minute walking tour. Our tour guide Hollywood is a whirlwind of energy his passion for this magnificent fort is evident in his narrative on how the fort was
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I would have given Fort Jefferson, the rangers, the ferry staff a 5 but, if you camp, camper beware. Yes, between 8:00am to sunset, it's gorgeous and very interesting. We were told by the rangers that there is "wildlife" and to ensure that no food or water is kept in our tents.
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