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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

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Address: 200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-2633
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We are a fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys. Come discover a...

We are a fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys. Come discover a museum rich in history! We have amazing treasure in our 1622 Fleet exhibit of the Spanish galleons discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew. Also thought provoking Spirits of the Passage and Key West African Cemetery exhibits to glean insights into the transatlantic slave trade and Key West's unique role in it. And don't miss our three new exhibits -- Spanish Coins in the New World, the Real Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Science of Shipwrecks. You can even take a lab tour to see how history is revealed through excavation and conservation of shipwrecks. Make plans to visit. We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year!

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Round-Trip Transfer: Fort Lauderdale to Key West
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Key West Day Trip from Miami

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Very interesting with such local flare

Great history of Mel Fisher's recovery of the Atocha. In addition to the background, photos and news, the gift shop offered authentic Atocha coins. There were many necklace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rhodehouse1003
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Fremont, Ohio

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been very interested in Mel Fisher's amazing story of finding the Spanish ship, Nuestra Senora de Atocha for many years, To have his story presented in such a detailed and remarkable way was very interesting to me. The artifacts on display were salvaged from the ship after 20 years of searching for it. It was nice to see... More 

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Nyack, New York
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I took a tour of the museum and found it very interesting, learning about the adventures and history of Mel Fisher and the Atocha. Real cool treasures to look at and for sale

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Thank Jared E
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've spent the last 7 winters in the Keys but had never done the museum. It was a wonderful experience and I have never seen that much gold and silver in one place in my life. It takes 1 1/2 -2 hours and is worth every minute. A true history of the keys ship wrecks.

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Bogota, Colombia
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An small museum. Its a little expensive. They have some interesting pieces, but in some parts have posters and images, nor real objects. The cross its amazing (the emerald are from mi country) but the rest its just nice.

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Fremont, Ohio
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great history of Mel Fisher's recovery of the Atocha. In addition to the background, photos and news, the gift shop offered authentic Atocha coins. There were many necklace, bracelets and coins. They even have a back room for the serious buyers.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My review was actually from when I lived a few months in the Keys as a college intern so forgive the Oct 2015 date. It was actually from 1995. One of the places I HAD to visit was the Mel Fisher museum. I have read books on his explorations and was enthralled by the history. It's small overall but packed... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From my holiday journal; "After lunch (a huge beef rib for me and a massive salad for C) next to the marina in Old Town (top end of Duval) we returned to the shop selling treasure and chatted with Dave, a professional diver who let us touch and hold some of the silver doubloons, also a massive silver ingot and... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very interesting story about this big wreck trasformed in museum and store, you can see gold and silver ingots and buy them too !

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Macomb, Michigan
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146 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite an impressive collection of shipwreck treasure! It's also quite a good history lesson. To me it means more when you can look at the items your learning about versus just seeing pictures of them. Mel was an impressive and persistent man and what he found is quite awesome! Well worth the admission price.

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Niskayuna, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mel Fisher's motto, "Today's the Day" will live in infamy. He searched for years to find the silver and other treasures left by the Atocha when it sank several hundred years ago off the coast of Florida. He found it! Some of these treasures are displayed with very informative stories in the museum (many of these artifacts are being sold... More 

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