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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
Phone Number: +1 305-292-8990
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West...

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.

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$15*
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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
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$72*
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Day Excursion to Key West From Miami

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Pretty cool tour.

Entertaining and educational. The guide starts with an actor telling the story of the"Wreckers" and you being given a chance to lift a bar of silver. You move on to climbing the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Entertaining and educational. The guide starts with an actor telling the story of the"Wreckers" and you being given a chance to lift a bar of silver. You move on to climbing the observation tower and ending with a self guided tour of the other half of the museum. It tells the interesting history of Key West. It was worth the... More 

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Athens, Alabama, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a quick visit to the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum. We stayed at the Westin Resort, so this is a short walk in the Mallory Square area of town. We found ourselves to be the only ones in our group, so we got a private tour. The tour guide was informative, but a little cheesy. After... More 

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Guildford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tour arranged some time ago by our travel agent so really not too fussy about going. Glad we did tour as really good and very interesting and staff did an excellent joy of character acting . Great for children also as lots of interesting information and loads to see especially the tower, great view of the whole area. Good way... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reading his story and how he was driven to do what most would consider drastic, moving your family multiple times across country and sinking all of your money into diving for treasure with little to go on is just inspiring. I don't think as many would have the guts. The museum has some of the artifacts but is full of... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum was fun and educational for all members of our family and the views from the tower were stunning.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Should have done this before we went to the Dry Tortugus ... alot of facts ... about treasure hunting ...

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Starts off with a guided tour and then you are free to wonder on your own. The a/c feels good on a Summer day. If you get there early, when they first open, you can practically have the whole place to your selves. I would have given it 5 stars except I feel the admission price should be lower for... More 

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Hernando Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice collection of shipwreck items and articles recovered from the area. It is a guided tour to start and then you are free to walk around the building. A few videos and a tower to climb round out the adventure.

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København, Danmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wrecking was the foundation for KW and this story is told. everything in the museum is recovered from wercks. The Tower with great view is a bonus.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entertaining and interesting. Starts off with characters in period costume. Good touch. AC inside doesn't hurt either. The view from atop the tower is excellent, though I'm sure if I was there on a cruise ship, the upper decks' would be even better. The history of wrecking on the island is fun.

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