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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
302-539-9366
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Berlin, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The owner is one of the nicest people you will meet. He will take the time to explain what he does to salvage the treasures on display. The display cases are overflowing with artifacts. It is truly amazing to see. In the shell shop downstairs they sell a wall map of all the shipwrecks of the cost and he has... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We miss going to this museum in particular because the owner is so exuberant in his enthusiasm for diving and exploring into historical shipwrecks. His experience includes dives on the Spanish Galleon Atocha and the SS Central America to name just a few. The displays are wonderful historical examples of what can be found on the bottom of the sea... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

With three boys, ages 8,9, and 11.. we were just out souvenir shopping and happened to stop at this gift shop. Of course my curious boys saw the "museum" sign and wanted to check it out. What a hit!!! Upstairs it has all kinds of cool stuff found from shipwrecks and things that have washed up on the beach. The... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stumbled across this little gem of a museum by accident & although it is small, there are lots of artifacts to see; coins, bullion, weapons, jewelry...There is no charge to visit but donations are appreciated. I took a lot of pictures and probably spent about 1.5 hours just looking around. The museum is located above a sea shell shop... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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259 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This museum is in the upstairs of "Shell City" which happens to have a plethora of Shells and other beach town nick-knacks. The museum is actually very impressive with items from shipwrecks across the world. They offer some real buried treasure for sale and some oddities that make you smile, but may leave children believing some of the mystery. Well... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

IT'S FREE--GET OUT OF DODGE!!! Loved the stories told from all the shipwrecks discovered. Everything was displayed well and it was small and cozy so you could take an hour or so to see everything. But not so small you were bumping into people. Made me want to go out an go discover something!

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The museum while very tiny displays a lot of interesting artifacts. Some of the items are unusual. The stuff is very friendly and enthusiastic. A must to do while in Bethany Beach and its surroundings.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This museum is extremely well done. Great artifacts and information, kept clean. I wish they had more space because I think the exhibits could be great. Wish there was more story telling about the artifacts. Wish there were better directions at the location for where the actual door/entrance is to the second floor museum. This is a good 30/45 minute... More

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Harrisburg, Pa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great little museum hidden away above a souvenir shop. The wife and I took the kids (7, 7, 5 and 2 years old) to check it out on our way home from OCMD and were pleasantly surprised by all of the interesting things they had on display. Something for everyone to enjoy and the price can't be... More

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Baltimore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is amazing! Our whole family loved it. This is a great find, especially for a break on a HOT summer day. Dale is amazing! The dives he describes, and the items he has in the museum are one of a kind. All of our kids loved it! We will be back next year, this is going to be... More

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