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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 83 Attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums
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Islamorada, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Clarksburg, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I enjoyed seeing the artifacts that were on display, but it is not big enough to spend much time in. The layout also leads to poor flow. I felt that it was overpriced due to the amount of time spent in the museum. They also ask that all hats be removed so that the security cameras can "see your faces",... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It had excellent exhibits, but a lot of the stuff in the museum isn't from the Atocha. I also don't think the gift shop should be part of the museum, rather should be independent instead.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A must-see for shipwreck fans. Good coverage of the search process, tools and techniques of marine archaeology. Also good historical perspectives of the era, shipping, piracy, and the slave trade. Entry fee a little steep, $13 per adult I want to recall, but family of four (2 teens) ended up being about $30 which is fair. They offered an extra,... More

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Parrish, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Enjoyable, Informative and well presented. Recently visited this museum and was surprised at how much I took away from my visit here. Many artifacts and hands on displays keep your interest. Not to mention the Gold, Emeralds and Silver. Facility is Air Conditioned and has an elevator.

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Parrish
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

To learn about more than just the Atocha Spanish galleon that sank & was discovered off the Florida Keys by Mel Fisher. I learned also about the slave trade & the sunken Henrietta Marie slaver ship. This was an interesting museum to visit for a couple of hours away from the hot Key West streets & crowds.

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved the artifacts! People of all ages would find something to enjoy! It doesn't take long to get through the whole museum (depending on how long you spend gawking over the treasures and exhibits), and is in a convenient location. Learned a lot and price was great! Good way to spend a rainy morning!

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