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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
302-539-9366
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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385 reviews 385 reviews
221 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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14 reviews 14 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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16 reviews 16 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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carroll maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I previewed the Museum through Trip Advisor and it’s website before going to Fenwick Island. I was very excited to hopefully meet Mr. Clifton if he would happen to be there at the time to hear his stories and adventures. When we went we were fortunate to not only have him there, but also give us more than an hour... More

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Berlin, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was a little skeptical since it is above a souvenir shop but there is a lot to learn and see. Gold bars, china, coins, all kinds of recovered artifacts and a lot of information about the shipwrecks. Very interesting, lots of cool stuff to see, a must do in Fenwick.

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Philadelphia, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was impressed with this very small, yet interesting, shipwreck museum. Information was posted about each featured shipwreck and I learned a lot! It's a pretty neat place to bring children who might not have the longest attention span for larger museums.

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georgetown
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Be prepared to have your sandals blown off by this place! Located over a tired little tourist trap selling trinkets is a mind blowing chance to experience history. The museum is organized by shipwrecks and dates; you will see everything from titanic china to gold bars. These items were all recovered by the owner, and if you're very lucky he... More

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