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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

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Address: 708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Phone Number: 302-539-9366
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This is a wonderful collection of items that have been found or salvaged from shipwrecks.

This is an interesting place to visit containing a well displayed collection of found and salvaged items from shipwrecks. It is well worth you time which is saying something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
paul p
Fenwick Island, Delaware
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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit containing a well displayed collection of found and salvaged items from shipwrecks. It is well worth you time which is saying something because it is completely FREE!

Thank paul p
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Marine archeology is fascinating. This is a gem, located in this otherwise commercially overloaded coastal area. As an added feature the owner is the diver who found most of the abundant artifacts on display. Yes, there are real gold bars and silver. Put this first on your list. Learn something new. Bring your well mannered children. They will love it,... More 

Thank Gemhunt
Evergreen, Colorado
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Totally worthwhile museum and more than we could see in an hour. Apparently the museum contains only 20% of the collection of Dale Clifton, Jr. who has been collecting since he was 14 years old! The other 80% are in museums throughout the US and the world. Lots of artifacts from the RMS Republic - a predecessor of the Titanic... More 

Thank Marjorie C
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116 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A very interesting compilation of nautical artifacts and memorabilia. It's located on the second floor of Seashell City. It appears much time and attention was given to the displays.

Thank 60811Traveler626
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I'll give this 4 stars here but more like 3.5 but NOT for the collection itself - for the air quality. First you have to walk through the touristy store to go upstairs to the museum and for anyone with sensitivities to scents it will be hard. The store is filled with heavy candle/perfume scents that ascend upstairs to the... More 

Thank Donna G
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

If you are on vacation its a must you stop at this shipwreck museum. It is free, with unique gifts to purchase such as necklaces made from shipwrecked pottery. It is run by a gentleman who is very knowledgeable of his treasures recovered from his work in the field of maritime archaeology. He even did magic tricks for my three... More 

Thank Erin T
Ocean City, Maryland
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130 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This little museum located on the second floor of Sea Shell City (Route 1) is a well-kept secret, even though it has received awards. It displays sunken treasure found off the coast of Delaware and Maryland, as well as other shipwrecks and historical findings from around the world. The owner is a serious professional diver who has worked with Mel... More 

Thank 2BeAlive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great for a rainy day or a quick stop. We we not expecting much but were pleasantly surprised. Interesting artifacts and historical notes to read.

Thank Francine R
New Jersey
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

On my daughter's 7th birthday we went minigolfing, geocaching, and also made a stop here. What a rare treat! It's above the Sea Shell City shop and it's FREE. The owner is the diver who salvaged these items and has a lab on the premises too where he preserves the items and readies them for display. He was extremely accommodating... More 

Thank jvarga
Newark, DE
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very interesting and FREE. It is above the sea shell shop. Treasures found from shipwrecks are displayed behind glass. The owner will answer questions if he is there. Very informative and a great history lesson for kids. entertaining.

Thank Nancee42

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