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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

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Address: 200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +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*
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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission
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$76*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami
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$20*
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

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We are grateful to the Fisher family for sharing their very real, pretty well contemporary experiences exploring shipwrecks and reaping rewards, and not at all in a fairy-tale way

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our 11 year old daughter and found it very interesting and informative. It was a great place to get out of the heat and learn a little something at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such an interesting museum. We did the self guided tour and even had a treasure hunt where we had to find things in each room. There is information and exhibits about the Fisher family, the Keys, and what the culture and times were like. There's plenty to keep people from all ages entertained.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a "must do". We have been several times now and don't seem to tire of another visit. Leave enough time to wander thru casually - don't rush it.

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Ivanhoe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent over three hours in Mel Fisher's museum. The short film is a good way to start out. Mel's life story is really fascinating, as is his wife's. The artifacts from the Atocha are beautiful. And the history from the slave ship that was salvaged is heart-wrenching. This museum is a must for anyone of any age visiting Key... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'd been following the adventures of Mel Fisher for all the years of his archeological treasure search but was more than amazed to finally see and learn of the complete story... The museum covers the history of the Spanish treasure fleets and the history of the searches for the wrecks as well as the Caribbean slave trade... It is all... More 

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't initially excited about visiting the museum but I was amazed by the end. Very informative and about much more than a found treasure...such determination! Must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum has something for everyone, and is well thought out. Very much worth the cost of the ticket. The displays are great and you can get as much info as you'd like or just breeze through and look at the amazing gold and silver treasure.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found most interesting the history of the slavery trade into Key West. Other than that I prefer a museum with more history and less photos. Not really interested in Spanish treasure history.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is cool. Modern day treasure hunting history. It was neat to see all of the history of the treasures and to see the jewels that were found. My kid loved it too.

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Ocala, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are grateful to the Fisher family for sharing their very real, pretty well contemporary experiences exploring shipwrecks and reaping rewards, and not at all in a fairy-tale way

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