Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA


What can I do on this virtual tour?

Watch as the divers go down to the coral reefs and through a shipwreck, followed by a swim-through of a coral reef. At the end of the reef, you're able to see and learn about Fort Jefferson, an abandoned, unfinished fort.

Want to know more?

Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park in the United States about 68 miles (109 km) west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. The archipelago's coral reefs are the least disturbed of the Florida Keys reefs. The park is noted for abundant sea life, tropical bird breeding grounds, colorful coral reefs, and legends of 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, and is composed of more than 16 million bricks. Among United States forts it is exceeded in size only by Fort Monroe, Virginia, and Fort Adams, Rhode Island. Dry Tortugas is unique in its combination of a largely undisturbed tropical ecosystem with significant historic artifacts.



Where is it located?

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

'Want to know more?' paragraph: Text paraphrased from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_Tortugas_National_Park
Image: U.S. National Park Service / Public domain

Ben Jenkins

I'm Ben, the creator of VirtualTrs. I put together a list of virtual tours for my children during the lockdown of 2020. The list grew so big that I created VirtualTrs to share it with everyone else.


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