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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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Super cool place to visit

If you love the ocean and boating, you will love the things this place has to offer. Treasures, ships, nautical facts, and PIRATES!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum and it was one of our favorite attractions to visit. They have quite a lot of items on exhibit and it is filled with unique history. The staff was very polite and professional. Its neat to get to view actual gold bars and Spanish items from so long ago. They also have a short film... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you love the ocean and boating, you will love the things this place has to offer. Treasures, ships, nautical facts, and PIRATES!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I went in there today on a hunch, and i found the exhibitions interesting, especially the second floor where there was a piece on slavery ships. But the entrance fee of 12 usd was a bit to high for what the museum showed. The shop was nice, some items were priced at 100k so maybe not my place

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Newnan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is a small museum but packed with stuff to look at. Very informative. You can even buy your own pirate treasure at the end of the tour if you really want to spend that much money but you do have the option.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

When I was a kid, I loved maps and globes. When I was in fifth grade, my uncle gave me a map of all the shipwrecks in the Caribbean area, and I was enthralled by the captions next to the approximate positions of each. I promised myself that someday I would find one of those treasure ships. Well, Mel Fisher... More 

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Garfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Came here only cause my 13yr old son wanted to. Glad we stopped. The artifacts were great! The history of Spanish ship wrecks. Learning about Mel fisher. We were there for almost 2 hours!! Now my son wants to scuba dive! A must stop for anyone!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Nice museum but not sure how much of what is shown is actual treasure from the Atocha. They had a store where they were selling off pieces from Atocha The cost of admission is way too high for this museum

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Trenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited the Museum after arriving in KW during Mel Fisher Days and wondering how it came about. Very interesting story and experiences involving Fisher family and subsequent findings of shipwreck. Great artifacts and story. Would visit again during Mel Fisher Days, lots of fun, free events to attend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The museum is small and for the size I thought a bit overpriced. However, there are some neat treasures to view and you get a nice history of treasure hunting. If you are a Mel Fisher fan or a treasure hunter fanatic I would recommend, otherwise this is one you could opt to miss if pressed for time in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a must see if you come to Key West. There are 2 parts, the Maritime museum and the store which to me is another museum. Mel is a treasure hunter that has found the Atocha and Marguerita shipwrecks and the associated treasure valued at hundreds and hundreds of dollars. You can go see some of that treasure and... More 

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Address: 200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-2633
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West

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