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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
Phone Number: +1 305-292-8990
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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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$15.03*
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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
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$64.00*
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Day Excursion to Key West From Miami

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Cool place to check out

It was really neat to see all of the things they have found in the shipwrecks from around the area. Great stories too. It would be great if the items could talk..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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West Allis, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was really neat to see all of the things they have found in the shipwrecks from around the area. Great stories too. It would be great if the items could talk..

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this place fascinating. the treasure is incredible. the artifacts are amazing and the craftsmanship of the jewelry and other artifacts are unbelievable. gold chains, gold coins, 100 lb silver bars. you can buy gold coins, some as high as $450000.

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Milwaukie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this but it is a bit overpriced.I did not bundle several attractions-would have been cheaper.Guided by an actor playing Asa Tift who made his fortune scavenging the many shipwrecks on nearby reefs-actor did a really good job.Also several short films to watch

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was ok.. The actors made it fun but the ac was not working apparently and it was so hot in there. But it did have some neat stuff. Lots of stairs.. Up and down and up and down.. If you have a problem with lots of stairs this isn't for you. It's decorated really cute.. My husband really liked... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is great for kids and those who want to learn the history of Key West. Perfect on a day that's too hot or raining. But for good weather says it's also good and I recommend making the walk to the lookout tower on top for a spectacular 360 view of Key West.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Character actors made this an above average museum stop and helped to explain the excitement that came with the words, "Wreck Ashore!" Take a few minutes to watch the video to complete your education on the origins of Key West and a kind of legalized piracy. :-)

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it's a pretty cool museum but with a hokey representation of a period character. nonetheless, good info on the area's wrecking past and lots to look at.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this as a joint ticket with the Aquarium and this was the better part of the deal. The tour starts off with a great explanation to the history of Key West and the artifacts contained in the building. You can then walk around at your leisure and climb the tower. We finished off in the basement watching the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Shipwreck on a joint ticket purchased at the Aquarium. They take groups in every 20 minutes after a introductory talk by a staffer. Inside you are then greeted with another relatively long introduction to the museum. Some items are interesting to see and there is a short film. WE enjoyed other places in Key West more but this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting look at Key West’s early economy, which was based on wrackers—the rescue and salvage of ships which had crashed on the reefs a few miles outside of Key West. The reenactors act first as an employee, then as Asa Tift, the most notable salvager in Key West, and the original builder/owner of Hemingway’s House. The museum inside... More 

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