Celebrate spring with virtual tours of the national parks

Dry Tortugas National Park (NPS Photo/Photo Courtesy of Andrzej Sienko)

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 public health crisis, spring has sprung. And even though most of our national parks are temporarily closed, virtual technology allows those of us in self-isolation to experience many of the landscapes and artifacts these parks have to offer.

Every member state in the Southeast Tourism Society has its national parks represented in Google’s Arts and Culture online resource

Here are some details about two particularly fascinating parks that have virtual tours posted. 

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Located 70 miles west of Key West, according to the National Park Service website, this remote park uniquely juxtaposes a Civil War-era fort – Fort Jefferson – and the third largest coral reef in the world. You can also take an exploratory dive into a shipwreck from 1907 – all from the comfort of your home.

Moton Field, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

See where the heroic Tuskegee Airmen trained for World War II combat in this photographic tour of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Here are links to the online exhibits for the National Park Service collections in the STS member states:








North Carolina

South Carolina



West Virginia