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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

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Address: 1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 292 8990
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Description: Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West...
Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Shipwreck artifacts, including a silver bar you can hold, fill the museum that is recreation of 19th century wrecker’s warehouse. A lookout tower and audio-visual displays share with guests the experiences of the dangerous world of ship wreckers. Storytellers, in period costume, bring history to life with tales ensuring a fun and fascinating experience for the entire family.
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Beat the heat and get some history

It was a hot July afternoon when we stepped inside. We had 3 kids under the age of 6 and 3 adults. The guide on the first level was very engaging and made it fun for the kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Riverside Cty

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It was a hot July afternoon when we stepped inside. We had 3 kids under the age of 6 and 3 adults. The guide on the first level was very engaging and made it fun for the kids while still interesting for the grown-ups. We enjoyed the exhibits and movies. Finished our tour with a climb up the wooden tower...another... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The museum is located at Mallory Square with many other Key West historic sites and where most tours begin. The Shipwreck Museum experience begins outside the building where a bell is rung to announce the auction. An actor posing as an employee of Asa Taft, a master salvager and merchant, introduces visitors to the area and sets up the introduction... More 

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Groveland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Being a history buff, I enjoyed this museum as it dwells on the role shipwrecks played on the Key West economy. As opposed to the Mel Fisher Museum, which focuses on the quest to find the Atocha, this museum focuses on how salvage companies monitored the coast for shipwrecks. Once a shipwreck was sighted, they hollered “Wreck Ashore” and raced... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Must see! Worth adding this to your visit! I lived in Key West for 2 years and many people would recommend going here when their friends and family visited. It doesn't take long and is a nice little spot!

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was nice to see artifacts and make a quick stop. Not something I would set out to do again. But if you've never been, it's nice to go through.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We did a combo deal with the Aquarium, and it was still overpriced. It is a small area, the guide was dry and cheesy, and there was very little worth seeing. Save your time and money by skipping this attraction.

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We do have a 100% Satisfaction guarantee that you will find on the customer service page of our website More 

Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

They actually have some neat things to see inside the museum, but it is a little over the top cheesy. The view from the top is pretty cool though.

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A goofy little museum with exhibits of shipwrecks in the area. Actually some decent things to see, but overall a bit cheesy.

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The museum was pretty cool with some interesting things to share. The acting style tour was not really for me, but the view from the top of the museum was worth the climb!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Yes, I learned about Key West's history. (check!) But, as I've seen at other KW attractions, CASH ONLY! (You'll find a $2. off coupon in the back of the local tourist magazine. ) This is attraction is largely geared for kids. The attendants were in period costume. Unfortunately, our tour guide's outfit looked very worn and was ripped. (He was... More 

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Additional Information about Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Address: 1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 292 8990
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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