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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
302-539-9366
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Berlin, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Ocean City, Md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a nice little Shipwreck Museum that welcomes all FREE! Don't miss this attraction when near Fenwick Island, DE. A lifetime of searching has resulted in an amazing collection of relics from shipwrecks near and far. If you are lucky, you might visit while founder and explorer, Dale W. Clifton, is present. A simple question from a visitor can... More

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Wyoming, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I visit at least once a year! Sometimes you can see the owner Dale working in the lab! The staff is helpful and quick to tell you the story on the displays. However the real treat is when you get to hear the stories first hand from Dale himself! During my last visit I introduced this gem to a friend.... More

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We happened to visit when the man who dives for the treasure was there. He opened and let us taste a bottle of rum from an early 1600s shipwreck. What an experience. Very nice collection of artifacts from different dives.

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Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Fun and education for kids. The shop has old-style souveniers, if you like that sort of thing. Not always someone there to discuss the displays or answer kids questions.

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