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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 2633
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Ranked #34 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums
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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

My brother told us that this was the only Key West museum that was worth seeing, and he was right. History, pirates, treasure, archaeology, international maritime law -- comprehensive view of this piece of world history. Informative exhibits and a nice cool, quiet break from the heat.

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went to the museum while on vacation in Key West last month. I had seen a show on TV about Mel Fisher but to see his findings in person was a real treat

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San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What he did, and what he gave to all of us...as displayed here in Key West, is a terrific part of American and shipwreck history. Admission is cheap; SEE a very relavant part of Florida, US, and world history

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a must see for people interested in the history of key west and the ships that sailed to it centuries ago. Great story of courage from Mel Fisher and his team.

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Devine, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had visited this museum back in the '80's a week after they had found the Atocha. It was amazing then. They had portraits of queens with the jewels on that was found and on and on. It was amazing and we were so looking forward to something very similar. Sadly, not so. Not hardly anything that we saw of... More

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Monte Sereno, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My family and I stopped by the Fisher museum and very glad we did. It ended up being a highlight of our trip and wished we had more time and a guide to see and understand everything on display. The many displays, including the gift shop, are amazing. Very interesting to see and hear of the struggles and successes in... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Dragged in by my daughter, I thought there would be a few artifacts and we'd be there 30 minutes. Not so, two hours later we were still immersed in the many displays, not only of the Fisher treasures, but the history of pirating, the slave trade, key west lore, and more. Definitely recommend the audio tour which is self guided,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a pass to visit this Museum, and it was a great way to get out of the heat, be entertained and learn some new facts. You start the tour learning about Mel Fisher and treasure hunting. It was interesting to see how the government tried to get their share and lost out entirely. A lot of historical facts,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you are into ship wreck history avoid the ship wreck museum which is just touristy and pay a visit here . The richest recovery from sunk Spanish galleons and the 16 year commitment that Mel Fisher made to finding it along with the tragedies of loosing some of his family in the process . The treasures on display are... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Learn about the search for one of the most spectacular treasure finds in history and view artifacts from Mel Fishers quest. Located right in old town, its a must on any Key West visit. The attached store has real treasure for sale too.

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