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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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A good history lesson

Our visit was brief but very informative. A treasure trove of early nautical history in the area. Worth an hour plus for sure!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Our visit was brief but very informative. A treasure trove of early nautical history in the area. Worth an hour plus for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Just around the corner from the Key West Aquarium is once of the most unique experiences in Key West! The Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum is sure to astound visitors of all ages! While guests wait outside, they are entertained by actors, one of which will escort them into the museum, providing an overlook of what they can then explore... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We bought a combo ticket for this and the aquarium. It was enjoyable but I hated spending money to walk through a museum for 30 minutes. The tour guide was very knowledgable.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The museum is a combination show and museum. There is a lot of history and cool things to see inside. There is also a 65' tower you can climb and view Key West from above. It took us about 2 hours to go through. We had a good time and would recommend it to others.

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Hernando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

All our group enjoyed this experience. Our narrator was very good and in character. After a short intro by him, we were on our own. Much to see! Exhibits were authentic items salvaged from wrecks on the reef many years ago. There was such a variety of things that it is too difficult to list. Use your imagination to think... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place was entertaining but lacking in depth information. I could see it being a great place to take the kids if you are wanting to get a brief introduction to the history of Key West. The view from the tower is pretty great though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Not only is this an interesting museum but they have an entertaining way of drawing you into the history by starting off with an in character performance. Then you are given a short private tour of the museum before having your own time to look at the exhibits. Unfortunately the tower was closed which was a shame because I had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

If you want to see a real museum, go to the Mel Fisher museum. This remind me more of a touristy hyped museum. There were some interesting facts but the real history was with Mel Fisher.

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Historictours, Public Relations Manager at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry your visit with us did not meet your expectations. We do have a 100% money back guarantee that you can access from the customer service page of our website. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The tour guide made learnng the history behind all the artifacts iinteresting and fun. Got to try to lift the Silver bar.. Great view from the tower.. Family of young children and teens..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

was in town off a cruise. My kids seemed to enjoy it. Lot of reading though so it may bore others. There is a short movie and a great view from the top. I bought a package with the little white house.

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