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McLarty Museum

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Address: Sebastian, FL
Phone Number: 561-589-2147
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Interesting history

Just a small museum and its not spectacular but the story is fabulous, an incredible find by a man who found black disks of metal which turned out to be silver from a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Darrell C
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Just a small museum and its not spectacular but the story is fabulous, an incredible find by a man who found black disks of metal which turned out to be silver from a shipwreck...the history here is fascinating.

Thank Darrell C
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The museum is filled with hundreds of artifacts and descriptive details explaining how a few survivors from the wrecked ships came ashore and struggled to live in the mosquito infested jungle of shrubs and vines. There was no fresh water available and no one lived in this area so these survivors had to forage for every bit of food and... More 

Thank Barbara M
Vero Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

It is amazing to see all that is there. The Photo of the Giant Sloth just blows my mind. I loved it and will go back over and over

Thank NancysNibbles
Granby, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Thismis a must seenif traveling in the area. Come in and watch the movie and then take your time looking atbwhatnhas been recovered. Mostnis geared to the shipsmthat sank in the storm of 1715, but there is so much to see. You will enjoynit as much as I did.

Thank George R
Vero Beach, Florida
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126 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

What a great little museum. There is a cool diorama of the survivors of the doomed 1715 fleet, an old but informative video and lots of treasures that have been found on this, the site of the survivors camp. The museum guide was a wealth of knowledge and told a lot of very interesting stories about the survivors and the... More 

Thank SweetTizzyT
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have been visiting Cocoa Beach for many years, but only discovered this hidden gem to visit from a local a book of days out around Cocoa Beach. We went down to visit and were amazed that we had not heard of it before. The museum is small but so interesting as Florida has very little history from the 1500s.... More 

Thank Gillian B
Madison, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Small 2 room museum with information and artifacts from a Spanish treasure fleet shipwreck in the 1500s. Small admission charge $2. Old 45 min movie about the wreck and present day treasure hunters.

Thank Stephen O
Portland, Maine
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110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Sweet museum with a good history of the 1715 shipwrecks just off the coast from Sebastian. Well worth the stop. Nice little board walk stroll to an unspoiled beach with great views. Worth the few bucks it costs to get in. Make it a stop when you're in the area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was a fun and cheap. At the beach all day just stopped in for a quick tour. We ended up watching the entire video it was very interesting.

Thank Kelly B
Burnt Hills, New York
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123 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The McLarty Museum, otherwise known as the Survivors' Museum provides a unique piece of Florida history. Exactly 300 years ago, in 1715, 10 or 11 Spanish treasure galleons went down in a hurricane off the coast of Florida. About 1500 people survived, and then commenced to salvage the treasure. The museum presents this history, along with recreations, artifacts, and a... More 

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