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 small island is perhaps most well-known for 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 is operated by the National Park Service and serves not only to educate visitors to it’s important place in history, but also as a protected and 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 National Park — bright, fun and full of life!