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“Excellent Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Key West Shipwreck Museum

Key West Shipwreck Museum
1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 292 8990
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Ranked #32 of 69 Attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Shipwreck artifacts, including a silver bar you can hold, fill the museum that is recreation of 19th century wrecker’s warehouse. A lookout tower and audio-visual displays share with guests the experiences of the dangerous world of ship wreckers. Storytellers, in period costume, bring history to life with tales ensuring a fun and fascinating experience for the entire family.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Florida, United States
1 review
“Excellent Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My family and myself enjoyed the tour of the Shipwreck Museum. The actor that played Mr. Tift was wonderful. Actually all the cast members were fantastice. They put on a great show! The artifacts are interesting and we learned a few things about KW history! Thank you.

Visited August 2013
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Aberdeen,Scotland
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“Very informative, well presented and well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Reenactment by the presenters was put over in a clear, amusing and very informative way. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would recommend to anyone.

Visited October 2013
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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Good quick stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great as part of a package but still reasonable ala carte. Actors are good. Artifacts are interesting. View from the tower is great. Combine with the Art Museum at the Customs House for a 3-4 afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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“Get it in a tour bundle!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Thought this was a pretty good set up. The actor that played Mr.Asa Tift was really good and kept everyone engaged. He was a featured performer. I really liked how they did the intro outside and the exhibits are neat to see. However, get your tickets in a tour bundle at one of the train stations and save yourself a few dollars. Sometimes saving a few dollars makes everything a better value ;) I say its a need to do when in town.

Visited October 2013
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Lapel, Indiana
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“Enjoyable Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We had a few hours to kill before our flight home and decided to visit this museum. It was a good learning experience about shipwrecks and the industry. It is hard to believe that some of the artifacts came out of the ships.

There's also an observation deck on top of the museum that is worth the price of admission.

Visited September 2013
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