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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
from $16.11*
Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
from $16.11*
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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...more
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
+1 305-292-8990
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All reviews lookout tower silver bar character actors interesting artifacts tour starts worth the climb on display short film tour guide rainy day self guided lots of history the reefs history buff great history mallory square hemingway house
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with this little place. Nicely done. I wasn’t very familiar with the history of Key West so I learned quite a bit. Kids will be bored because it’s a lot of reading. The view from the top is worth the couple...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shipwreck museum covers over 100 years of nautical history with artifacts from many of the wrecks and video to augment the presentations.

1  Thank harrymcmahan59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit disappointed in this exhibit based on the cost for tickets. Upon entering you get this smell that permeates the air and we were told it was supposed to represent the sea air. It seems a bit outdated and needs a revamping.

1  Thank quiltyny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shipwreck treasure museum is well worth a visit. It includes a nice 14 minute intro video and a number of shipwreck exhibits. It tells a fascinating story of the shipwrecks and the men who recovered the the sunken treasure/goods (and sometimes were the cause...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of several museums just off Mallory square, by the Trolleys, we were surprised by the amount of historic artifacts and the great docent who provided an oral history and additional stories about some of the items very well done. There is also a widows...More

1  Thank Gator58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum telling the story of shipwrecks and the early Key West wrecking industry. Great views from the tower!

Thank William C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed stepping back in time to get a better understanding of Key West history. Not to mention, its cool inside and a nice change of pace. The lookout tower was fun too.

Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very well detailed and lots of historical information inside. The hike up the stairs tot he top gives you a great 360 view of the area.

Thank afx2plus5
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Interesting part of the history of Key West. Rather dark inside but it added to the atmosphere. We enjoyed going to the top of the tower.

Thank MJ C
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Loren answered all our questions and was full of interesting stories. Definitely talk to the staff, it makes all the difference. Loved the Pirate jokes! The view from the tower is stunning.

Thank Anton N
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from squealer | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t go to Mel fishers but this was a very interesting museum
September 15, 2017|
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July 18, 2017|
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Response from Sara C | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a lot nearby. You will need to pay for parking unless you get lucky with an empty space somewhere