Dry Tortugas National Park is comprised of 7 individual islands 70 miles west of Key West, with Garden Key being the largest and most visited. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the island, though small, is home to the largest all-brick masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere — Fort Jefferson, an old Civil War-era prison and military fortress. Nearly thirty years in the making (1846-1875), Fort Jefferson was never finished nor fully armed. Today it serves not only to educate visitors to it’s important place in history, but it is also a pristine sanctuary for undersea life and nesting and migratory birds.
This vacation map was commissioned to capture the memories of a day-trip to Dry Tortugas — bright, fun and full of life!