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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

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Address: 200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
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+1 305-294-2633
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We are a fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys. Come discover a...

We are a fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys. Come discover a museum rich in history! We have amazing treasure in our 1622 Fleet exhibit of the Spanish galleons discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew. Also thought provoking Spirits of the Passage and Key West African Cemetery exhibits to glean insights into the transatlantic slave trade and Key West's unique role in it. And don't miss our three new exhibits -- Spanish Coins in the New World, the Real Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Science of Shipwrecks. You can even take a lab tour to see how history is revealed through excavation and conservation of shipwrecks. Make plans to visit. We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year!

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$15.00*
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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission
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$19.95*
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
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Awesome for treasure lovers

If you're interested in shipwrecks or treasure hunters, you need to visit this museum. You can learn about the discovery of the Spanish Galleon "Atocha" and all the treasure... read more

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're interested in shipwrecks or treasure hunters, you need to visit this museum. You can learn about the discovery of the Spanish Galleon "Atocha" and all the treasure found onboard. There are artifacts from the ship in the museum, and some are even for sale downstairs.

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Little Rock
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

In this small museum, you'll learn how the shipwreck was found, and what hoard it carried. You can see gold chains, "that can't be real because they are so big and long", and huge silver ingots the size of a loaf of bread!

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Thank Fred M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Key West we were looking for cool thing to do with our kids since they were less than thrilled to be on a family vacation. I must say both my son and daughter walked away from this museum with smiles. All of the treasure is so neat to look at. Mel's story is an intriguing one. Since this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by and visited this museum because it was a hot day and we needed a break. It was okay but didn't have the amount of treasure or artifacts that we hoped. I wouldn't spring for the $2 head set because the signage works fine.

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Thank WFleet
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We learned a lot at this little museum! It is well worth the visit and the extra $2 for the recorded guided tour. The intro video can use some updating as the quality is poor, but the exhibits containing the collections are excellent. The second floor has historical information about the area, don't skip it. Well worth a visit.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum if you're into shipwreck history. Both the history of the actual recovered items and the story of what Fisher went through with the state of Florida make this a fun visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly didn't allocate enough time for this attraction. If you're a history buff, don't miss this one. I loved the dedicated sections on the Navy as well as the history of the Flagler's railroad construction and sad ending for both. Beautiful historic building makes a great venue for this museum.

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Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this little museum and had a great time. It does not take a long time to go through but there is a ton of information in here and a lot of nice displays.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good tour, we enjoyed using the hand held "speaker type device" to listen to the different exhibits. The information ranges from how they found the treasures of the Atocha to slave trade. Definitely worth the time if you have a free morning or afternoon.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids enjoyed learning about the hunt for the wrecked ship. The stories kept the little ones engaged. Staff were friendly but some could use a little training on proper customer service. But overall worth the money.

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