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McLarty Museum

Address: Sebastian, FL
Phone Number: 561-589-2147
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Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Sebastian
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Burnt Hills, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We visit the McLarty Treasure Museum on the afternoon of 28 Jan 2015. There were several people in the museum when we arrived, but plenty of space to move around. Entrance fee was only $2pp. The museum isn't large, so we first took in the documentary, that lasts about 45 minutes. The documentary was done for A&E about 14 years... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nothing to write home about in the museum but the film is well worth the 20 mins. And love the view from the observation deck. We always take visiting friends, include the Mel Fisher Museum and you come out ready to hunt treasure.

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Sebastian, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

great place to learn about the history of the area, and the history of the treasure coast. A little musty inside, but not very expensive visit. Only takes about an hour or so to look at everything and watch a small movie about the area.

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Melbourne, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very quaint and Nicely decorated look into Floridas Gold Coast History. The Gold Coast has a rich wonderful History that many people never realized

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I Loved this little museum, if you like treasure and metal detecting do your self a favor and stop in! there is a little movie that plays every half hour about the fleet of 1715.

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were visiting an uncle in Vero Beach and due to weather our golf game got rained out. My wife found this museum and dragged two guys who would rather be on the links. Once there we found a small but interesting museum with a film showing that did a great job of explaining what the Treasure Coast is about.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

For $2.00 go ahead spend a few minutes, Learn something new. If not for the treasure they have a nice boardwalk out back through the plant life to beach we saw a few interesting beach creatures.:)

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Toronto, Ontario
5 reviews 5 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Myself, my husband and out 7 and 5 year old sons visited the museum a couple weeks ago. We were very interested in the history of this beautiful area and found it very informative and cool to see all the artifacts inside. There is a movie too, but with two young kids we only made it through the first 20... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The museum gives a delightful overview of the Treasure Coast sunken treasure and a history of a ship which sank just off the coast where the museum is located. The video shared excellent highlights of local treasure hunters and the museum is filled with interesting treasure and displays. It is a FANTASTIC place to go on a hot summer day... More 

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