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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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Description: 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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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

If you have the time this is a good museum to go in and see and hear how the treasure was found and how long it took to find it. There are a lot of thinks to look at including a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Blackwood, New Jersey

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My husband was very interested in the Atocha wreck but this museum was more than that. The history of the ship and era was presented very well. I recommend the handheld audio tape they give you for a dollar!

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

If you have the time this is a good museum to go in and see and hear how the treasure was found and how long it took to find it. There are a lot of thinks to look at including a film about finding the treasure. Around this museum area there are a lot of things and places to see... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We love going here so much to see and understand that gold,coins found threw out the keys is just amazing .

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting place and a lot of information about how Pirates lived. The early tools of the trade of the Mariner's were interesting to see. You will be glad you took the time to visit.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in treasure, or no interest but are dying from the heat and humidity, check out the museum. It's about what you would expect, a gift shop in front, and a smallish museum behind. The museum pretty much just covers Mel's life an hunt for the Atocha. But it was an interesting life and a long... More 

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Estero, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Highly suggest going to this, very, very cool story, especially the whole "Today's the Day" story. The museum is incredible with all the things they uncovered.

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Covington, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our tour of the museum. I didn't know about Mel Fisher so I found it very informative. Beautiful displays of silver and gold found in the discovery. Worth the tour if you have extra time in KW.

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Minn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Interesting place. Kids should love this with all the history and the treasures to see. Admission is a bit steep but this is not something you can see anywhere.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I found the backstory of this museum and its treasures very intriguing and was excited to see what was in store there. I was a little disappointed by the exhibits. While they were very nicely done and informative, the experience consisted of nothing but looking at artifacts and reading large posters about them. I would have really enjoyed something slightly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Treasure hunting can lead to big finds. I have a real pirate coin a Spanish piece of eight. Some dreams of finding gold come true.

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