A Tour of Fort Jefferson at the
Dry Tortugas National Park
If you are in any way a Civil War buff
you will love taking this walk back in
The Fort Jefferson has seen many usages over the years as you will
see in the history section of this site. Check it out while visiting
The Fort is completely surrounded by a moat. A quick walk around
gives you an
idea of its size.
As you come to the west side of the fort you can see that time
not been to nice to this giant. Around the openings of the fort they
used iron to reinforce the
The salt water has rusted away
as it does the iron swells as it flakes. This has
surrounding brick. Where ever you see damage to the exterior
see the decaying iron framework that caused it.
Along the dock side of the fort and along the south side on
restoration has been
done on the lower level. How much more will be restored only time will tell.
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