Take our ferry ride to the most “remote” National Park in the U.S. and see one of the largest brick fortifications in the Western Hemisphere, Fort Jefferson. Explore this amazing edifice, snorkel crystal-clear tropical waters, view hundreds of exotic bird species and even get your jr ranger badge!
As you explore the fort on your guided tour, imagine life here during the hectic 1860s. At its height nearly 2,000 people lived within this remote city on the sea. Crowded onto the island were long walkways flanked by lush trees, impressive brick buildings, large wooden storehouses, and numerous tents. Soldiers marched and trained in the broiling sun. Laborers and prisoners hauled bricks and supplies to the masons who continued their never ending task of building the fort. Women and children, though fewer in number, were a welcome sight here. Surrounded by disease, death, and suffering, one wife described Fort Jefferson as “a dark, mean place.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faced many challenges during the fort’s lengthy construction. Shifting sands, storms, and harsh conditions were common obstacles. The remote location hampered the shipment of supplies and skilled workers, especially during the Civil War. Meanwhile, sections of the fort started to sink. In an effort to limit the fort’s weight and slow subsidence, the second tier was intentionally left incomplete.
Student (3-16) : $150
Student 17+) : $206
Teacher/Student Combo 1 (includes 2 tickets, student ages 13-16): $355
Teacher/Student Combo 2 (includes 2 tickets, student ages 17+): $412
Included in tour:
- Complimentary snorkeling equipment
- No hidden fees – ticket includes entrance fee to Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson
- Fully narrated 45 minute tour of the fort.
- Beach walking, snorkel, swim, or just relax in the sun
- Complimentary lunch
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***Once your order has been placed by your school we will send you an email confirmation that will have the redemption form. Please fill out that form and we will purchase your tickets for you. When you fill out redemption form you will need to put the date you plan to go.
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