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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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This was very interesting learning about the history of discovering the treasures. It was very educational for us to learn about it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Hudson, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The historical picture painted in story's through out the museum make the tour both entertaining and educational and alot of fun.

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Groveland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Suggest you get the audio guide, well worth the extra $2. A very interesting history of Mel Fisher’s quest to find the Atocha and its treasures. Don’t forget to see the exhibits on the upstairs, where there are some displays on pirates. Not as interesting to me as the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum but it is nice to see... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was very interesting learning about the history of discovering the treasures. It was very educational for us to learn about it.

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New Orleans, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Initially we went in to get out of the heat, then decided to take the tour. Yes, ok, maybe it is a few dollars too high on museum entrance, but I think it is worth it! Take your time, read...yes, read all about the treasure and artifacts they found after 16 years of searching! It was so interesting to me... More 

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auroura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're visiting Key West I would STRONGLY suggest taking time to wander through this museum. And don't be cheap splurge $2 for the phone recording devices and learn more as you walk through the exhibit.

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Hardy, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the video tour. You are on you own pace to look! Lots of beautiful jewels and gold to see. Makes every diver thing that "Today is the day"

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is centrally located and offers auditors.has beautiful selection of treasures along with history. Cute small gift shop and beautiful high end jewelry store located with in reasonably priced.

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Charleston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Seeing the treasures from the wreck in such wonderful condition is amazing. I was able to teach my children about the Spanish treasure ships and their role in history. Don't miss!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you are an avid Diver or a treasure hunter..This place is for you!! The silver/gold bars are incredible! Spectacular artifacts..plates..coins..religious objects just to name a few. However; rewards do come with tragedy! The Fishers have lost several family members in diving accidents. Years prior, Mel once walked the streets of Key West! The most incredible find of all times..The... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A very nice museum experience detailing Mel Fisher's work (and life). Very good collection of actual treasure retrieved from the ocean

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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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