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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

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Address: 1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-292-8990
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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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Nice place for a little history lesson

We stopped in here because our 10yr old thought it would be cool, and it was. They have lots of treasures from many different shipwrecks. Getting to the top of the lookout tower... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Todd S
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time taking refuge from the rain at the museum during our recent trip. We were not expecting the guided tour by recreated historical characters but we found it to be thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. The staff was very well informed and helpful. The look out has the best view you will find in Key West!

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Thank Elizabeth N
Columbia, South Carolina
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40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not the worst attraction, but not as informative as I wanted it to be. I wanted more treasure. More history. More details. It was a 10-15 minute "presentation" of the history of shipwrecks in the Keys. And then the rest was self-guided. It does include access to a very tall (I don't know how many stories up) tower which you... More 

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Thank LAC415
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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151 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in here because our 10yr old thought it would be cool, and it was. They have lots of treasures from many different shipwrecks. Getting to the top of the lookout tower is worth the price of admission in my opinion.

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Thank Todd S
Macomb, Michigan
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146 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the museum after the Trolley Tour recommended it. We were not disappointed either. You learn quite a bit about the history of Key West and how it came to be. There are many artifacts recovered from various wrecks and it was a very interesting museum to see. You can also climb the tower to get a birds eye... More 

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Thank Doug P
Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not sure why this is on here twice, you need to get in to the museum to get to their observation tower. But you'll get a good history lesson of early Key West and see some old artifacts from various shipwrecks. Guide's dress in period attire and play the roles of early Key West citizens.

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Thank CCECH2014
Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A small museum with a lot of information and treasure! Our guide remained in character while regaling us with tales of shipwrecks and treasure. It was a fun experience.

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Thank Nonie Burchfiel... B
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As part of our visit we had heard a lot about the wreckers and the trade they had in the 19th century and this is worth a visit. The artifacts from various wrecks and the historical information was interesting. The climb to the top of the tower (reminiscent of the wooden towers used by wreckers to spot wrecks from the... More 

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Thank stephen c
Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There was so much to see and discover in the place that we missed. We arrived late with only about 45 minutes to go through... Not enough time to absorb all the historical information the Museum has to offer. The view from the tower was spectacular. We will go again!

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1 Thank FHSlack
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is both entertaining and informative. First thing you see when approaching is the building itself and let me just say WOW. A one of a kind building on the island. Outside they have artifacts and people in costume interacting with everyone. All the people there are vary friendly and know there stuff. They put on a show every... More 

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1 Thank Beachbum joe P
Perrysburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected a slightly silly experience based on the characters out front. However, we found some really interesting stories, films, and artifacts inside. The Disney-ish "show" is fun and would entertain kids. In summary, the Shipwreck Museum has something for everyone.

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