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The Dry Tortugas of Key West, Florida

 
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added on the 16th of September, 2010
Home of America's most biggest 19th century prison, the Fort of Jefferson, the Dry Tortugas is a compulsory sight to visit, when traveling to Key West. Built, but never finished, between 1846 and 1871, the fort is now a major tourist attraction, serving as a National Park, and the top destination of visitors to Key West.

You can travel to the Fort by ferry or by one of the seaplanes that take visitors regularly across the groups of island surrounding Key West.

The most important thing you shouldn't forget on such a trip is your camera! You would surely be sorry if you couldn't have recorded these beautiful, picturesque surroundings.

Price:
There is an entrance fee of $5 to the national park which is valid 7dyas. Additional fees are charged for the ferry or the seaplane.

Opening Hours:
Open year-round in daylight hours.

How to get there:
By ferry of seaplane.

On the web:
http://www.nps.gov/drto/index.htm

 
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