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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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Great for kids

Fun outing, especially for kids. Quick little tour, energetic hosts. Be sure to go to the top of the tower to view the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Brenham, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The employees were great and put on a good show. But the museum is small. The main draw is the tower. You cannot see the entire island but you do have a beautiful view of the ocean and outlying islands.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you are interested in the history of the rock you need to come here. Eddie and the rest of the staff were amazing. Should you choose to listen to the 1 star reviews, you will end up missing an amazing tour and piece of great U.S. History. Thanks for making our anniversary outing awesome. We will be back!

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Saraland, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We had free tickets to visit this museum and interestingly enough it was pretty cool. The beginning was slow and isn't very attention grabbing for small children but other than that it was OK.

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Brenham, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Fun outing, especially for kids. Quick little tour, energetic hosts. Be sure to go to the top of the tower to view the island.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went to this museum on a Sunday and it wasn't very crowded. The staff were all dressed up like they were from that time period. They really knew what they were talking about and I was delighted by how entertaining they were. I wish they were able to have those sorts of characters for each of the rooms. The... More 

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Higganum, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

So educational! We visited shortly after I had beaten the game Assassins Creed Black Flag so the visit was really important to me. I wish they had more about sea shanties. I loved going here!

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Montville, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Found this exhibit very interesting about the history of salvaging shipwrecked vessels. Learned about how the world started using coins for money and the view from the top was awesome. My 5 year old niece found most to be boring until we discovered the mannequin in the corner with a face being projected on to it giving the look that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a fun and interesting way to learn about the history of Key West. The presenters and guides are knowledgeable and really take you back in time. A definite must do when at Mallory Square.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was drawn to this museum by the flashy name and building, but it's really just mediocre. While they put a good effort into dressing up the experience (nicely decorated interior in old ship's theme, a guide who's dressed up, etc), there's really not much to see in there in terms of "treasure" besides one silver bar and a few... More 

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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. The Shipwreck Treasures Museum offers a brief look into the dangerous world of Shipwrecking in the 1850's. The Museum explains how the island residents made their living off of ships sinking off the coast of... More 

Avondale
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had record heat and humidity on our trip. The Shipwreck Museum was a great way to get out of the heat for an hour. We enjoyed learning more about the history of the island.

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