This island is home to one of the few remaining virgin tropical hardwood hammocks. The serenity and isolation of remote islands have always captured man's imagination. Lignumvitae Key is no exception. To step ashore here is to take a step back into the past. The Matheson House, built in 1919, has changed little over the years. A windmill supplied power; fresh water was provided from a cistern which filled by rain falling on the roof.
Ranger-Guided Tours Fri-Sun at 10:00am and 2:00pm. $1/person, free admission for children under six. Ranger-guided tours of the park. (Note: Access to the tropical hardwood hammock is available only by ranger-guided tour) Tour boat service available. Tour boat departs one-half hour before listed tour time.