Collection: Tortuga

  Dry Tortugas National Park is an American national park located about 68 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, in the United States. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the several Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida KeysThe park area is more than 99 percent water. It is noted for abundant sea life, tropical bird breeding grounds, colorful coral reefs, shipwrecks and sunken treasures. The park's centerpiece is Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress. Fort Jefferson is the largest brick masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere, composed of more than 16 million bricks. Dry Tortugas is unique in its combination of a largely undisturbed tropical ecosystem with significant historic artifacts.  The area was established as a national park on January 4, 1935.