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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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Small but nice

Great history lessons from good actors. Great for families. Fun experience and a nice relief from the heat. Climb to the top and take some picture.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Oviedo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This attraction was just ok. I was hoping for a history of the area with regards to its shipwrecking past. But instead, this was a piecemeal collection of artifacts without consistency. Save your $ and go to the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum instead! There is no bathroom on site...we had to go to a nearby restaurant to find a bathroom... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The museum was interesting for a one time visit. Probably wouldn't go back. Might be interesting for those interested in this type of thing, but could be boring for kids.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

this was quite expensive for a family of 4. The day before, we visited an Alligator Farm and had a ride on an Air Boat for virtually the same price. But to be expected in a place as touristy as Key West. Having said that, in Blackpool it would have been more and Key West is a very hot Blackpool.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Climb the tower, lift the silver, try the dive helmet. Have fun and enjoy the experience. More than a museum a great experience, something to check off your bucket list. Views from the tower are epic! Worth the climb. I recommend this!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The history is interesting here, and worth a few bucks to see and hear how Key West made a living after it was first settled. Couple this with a trip to the Dive Museum at Islamorada, and you get a full picture about how salvage was very important to the life on the Key.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

"Wreck Ashore!" The museum is a nice way to spend an hour or so. The actors/tour guides were informative and enjoyable. There were several artifacts from recovered wrecks.

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Cincy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great history lessons from good actors. Great for families. Fun experience and a nice relief from the heat. Climb to the top and take some picture.

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Madison, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

They have a great group of tour guides ... letting you know the history of and background .. they kept it entertaining

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had a portrayal in my mind that this was going to be a museum that was sort of along the lines of the Mel Fisher museum with gold and artifacts. It was more of an reenactment of the early days of the island. Costumed actors that did a great job with play acting history and then you were left... More 

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The museum was informative and interesting. The displays were well done and artifacts were authentic. Climb the tower to the top for a beautiful view. Not sure how much young children would get out of this as there were.no interactive or hands on exhibits. We spent about 45 minutes there including the time spent looking at the view from.the tower... 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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