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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
302-539-9366
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Bel Air, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 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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Rochester, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Your imagination can sweep you away with the relics and stories in this gem of a museum: shipwrecks, pirates, booty, diver stories and pictures, and an awe for the ocean. Walking through the downstairs souvenir shop to the upstairs display is a surprising treat that transports you through time with antiques discovered nearby and far away. Our five year old... More

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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

For anyone interested in a little education/history while on vacation, this is a good get! The museum is located on the top floor of a very large souvenir shop. It is very small but well done and the cleanest glass cases I have ever seen! It is free but they recommend a donation. The museum is a collection of artifacts... More

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My 3 granddaughters and I visited this museum once again, as we do every summer when we go to Sea Shell City in Fenwick Island. The girls and I were especially excited that Mr. Clifton was present and sharing some of his real-life experiences pertaining to the relics that abound in this very fascinating and meaningful space. We couldn't wait... More

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