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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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Fascinating but small collection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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Newark, DE
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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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Cool treasure museum. It was free to walk up from Sea Shell City below. Assume it's always free. If so, worth the visit. Cool items. My 12 year old thought it was really cool. Would go back. Enjoy.

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Goshen, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As an adult, I thought this was a very cool place. However, my 7 and 9 year old were bored. Didn't really hold their attention. They were more interested in the store downstairs.

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Pa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum is located above a shell shop. It was a small museum with tons of artifacts and cards to read. The artifacts were questionable upon viewing. The experience would've been more enjoyable had there not been small children running freely throughout the establishment. There were no fees to visit though a donation box was there.

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Easton, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum and were rather underwhelmed. The museum is located above a beach souvenir-type shop and when we entered the museum (one room) we, at first, thought it was a continuation of the shop. The museum did have various interesting objects that had been recovered from shipwrecks, but it was more of a collection than a... More 

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