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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
+1 305-292-8990
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Day Excursion to Key West From Miami
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
+1 305-292-8990
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

After our tour guide of the Hemingway house mentioned this site, we thought we would try it. We enjoy history, and from that perspective it was interesting. Information about the early years of Key West, and how the townsfolk made a living off shipwrecks, was...More

Thank An0nym0us1150
Reviewed March 22, 2017

I was surprised to learn so much from the pirate type tour guides. It was a fun tour... but not sure it was worth the price of admission.

Thank Gohomegnome
Reviewed March 22, 2017

This museum was recommended to us as a place to find much of the history of Key West...and how the island became so wealthy. The two floors of the Shipwreck Museum are filled with shipwreck artifacts, including a 40+ pound silver bar from the 1600's....More

Thank LivinglifeinPA
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This was a super fun super quick stop. It's touristy and gimmicky and if that's what you expect you will be satisfied. There is an interesting introduction at the beginning and a few interesting things to look at. You can then climb to the top...More

Thank PenelopeTsernoglou
Reviewed March 19, 2017

I was very excited for the shipwreck museum, but was underwhelmed. The tickets were overpriced for what it was. There isn't a really interesting story behind the wreck, which didn't help. The best part of the museum was climbing up to the crow's nest. The...More

Thank Andrea A
Reviewed March 19, 2017

It was very informative about the wreckers of Key West, what that entailed and how Key West became so wealthy. Kids will like attempting to pick up a solid silver bar that was in 5 shipwrecks! They can also burn off energy climbing to the...More

Thank Gscjjj
Reviewed March 15, 2017

This is a fun place to spend an hour or so. The actors who greet you outside and take you through the introductory first level of the museum are wonderful—and incredibly dedicated, especially when you consider how they're dressed and how hot it is and...More

Thank K S
Reviewed March 13, 2017

My wife and I toured this location and enjoyed hearing and reading the history. I was able to hold a 64lb silver bar from a ship that sunk in the 1600s! Very cool stuff if you love maritime history we HIGHLY recommend.

Thank Neal P
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place. There is an in-character guide for the beginning, then look on your own. Several stations with short videos. The displays were well lit, but there were a few areas the lighting could have been better. The view from the tower is awesome.

Thank JTG_Texas
Reviewed March 4, 2017

The greeting at the door is wonderful and the staff is wonderful. Make sure to look at all three levels. So much history to view and enjoy. the place is packed with items on top of item. Take a small flashlight, to read many of...More

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