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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 was great little museum. You have to go inside the store and up the stairs. It has many wonderful artifacts, coins, gold, recovered items from shipwrecks. Some of it was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was great little museum. You have to go inside the store and up the stairs. It has many wonderful artifacts, coins, gold, recovered items from shipwrecks. Some of it was a little old for my 5 y/o. But he enjoyed the pirate type artifacts. I figure in another few years he might enjoy it more. My husband, teen daughter,... More 

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Williamsport, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum earlier this week while we were in Ocean City on vacation. I'd heard about it by posting on the TA forum asking for things to do with kids in OC. We decided to visit the museum Tuesday morning and despite having a little bit of trouble finding it, the museum was a quick drive... More 

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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We drove an hour to come to the museum on a rainy afternoon, only to arrive and find that the museum had closed at 4pm, THREE hours earlier than the 7pm closing time posted on the website. That's just bad business.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My parents live in the area and we always seem to find our way over to view the neat items on display. The owner and discoverer of most of the items is almost always there to explain what things are and where they were found along with stories that may go along with the items. This has been the only... More 

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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the most interesting places around. If you are there when the owner is, he will give you a tour. Great for kids also

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Berlin, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Phone Number: 302-539-9366
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Fenwick Island

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