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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 2633
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Ranked #33 of 82 Attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Took a Seaplane excursion and flew over some salvers in action near Marquesas islands. This was seeing the fruits of their labor. Quite interesting to get the history of Mel Fisher and his family's dedication to finding and recovering the treasure lost in the Atocha shipwreck. Was also impressed with the mechanics involved in the process. Beautiful artifacts.

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The museum was just in front of our hotel (Westin-Front St) and my wife talked me into it-didn't want to go. Glad I went. I wasn't familiar with the Atocha shipwreck but the story told from beginning to end was fascinating. What was just as interesting is the new found appreciation for the pain and suffering that occurred as a... More

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a special piece of Key West History and was worth the price of admission. The gift shop was a bit on the pricey side though.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very cool museum of the treasure hunter, Mel Fisher. See how he brought up all these treasures and what they looked like. And yes, someone stole the real gold bar in broad daylight with cameras rolling and got away! Anyway, the treasure hunt is a fun story. The relics of old are great, too.

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DeLand, FL
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The museum shared the story of Mel Fisher and his search for the treasure. I enjoyed the timeline with the pictures and the facts. It was interesting to understand all he went through that was involved in his treasure hunting - underwater and on land. There were so many different items from the shipwrecks he discovered. There was also a... More

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Tavares, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Mel Fisher is my hero. Not only did he beat the odds and find the treasure, he then fought the Feds and the state of Florida to keep it.. And won! His museum is well done and documents his journey. The treasures he found are amazing. You can even hold a gold bar. The bonus for me was the slave... More

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Islamorada, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you've ever seen the movie Fool's Gold with Kate Hudson and Matthew Mcconaughey and enjoyed it, then you will totally love this museum. The movie is loosely based on the true story of Mel Fisher's search for this sunken treasure which he found. My boys enjoyed the movie, so when I realized the museum houses a collection of what... More

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The your had amazing artifacts and lots of information however it was a little to self-guided for me. I would still recommendation this to anyone wanting to learn about local history.

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Eugene
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We dropped into museum , (disappointed since last island trolley had left moments before at 4:30) and found ourselves delightfully surprised by the museum. It is right in the heart of Key West and an easy one block walk from Malloy Square. Fabulous artifacts, and educational exhibits about the tremendous local exploration and findings in an engaging and educational presentation.... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

No trip to Key West could be complete without a trip to THE treasure museum. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, in the heart of Key West, has been there for years but continues to evolve and offer something new to visitors, even if you have been there many times. The recent addition of the expanded story of Mel Fisher and his... More

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