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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
+1 305-294-2633
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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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200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

We were fascinated seeing the gold bars, silver bars and coins and other artifacts recovered from the sunken ship Atocha.

Thank Pmain
Reviewed August 23, 2017

I really enjoyed this museum it was really interesting and the video at the beginning really gives you a good insight. Mel fisher seemed like a cool guy and it was nice to find out finders keeps losers weepers. Really interesting so take a look!!!

Thank Oliviab123
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I visited The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in August and upon entry was simply speechless. The variety of artifacts such as gold, silver, precious stones, weaponry, dishes etc. and their discription was one of the best exhibits I have ever seen. Not the quantity but...More

Thank vbreitenmoser
Reviewed August 22, 2017

What can you not say about this fantastic place! Treasure treasure and more treasure. Sunk almost 400 years ago, this is truly a time capsule. Get lost in your imagination here. What a place!

Thank John P
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

My parents, husband and I were recently in key west for the day while we took our keys vacation. My parents had been to this amazing museum in the past while in key west and insisted that we stop in and see it! I am...More

Thank Cathryn F
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Wonderful place to visit. Exhibits are very well done and you can get a recorded tour that explains all of the exhibits. Very interesting video at the beginning of the tour that explains about Mr. Fisher's journey in looking for the Atoche.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed August 16, 2017

A bit all over the place but very interesting didn't take too long to go round which pleased my wife.

Thank a4be
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Don't miss this! Really interesting stuff I really enjoyed it. You can actually buy coins from the wrecks.

Thank ljolley226
Reviewed August 11, 2017

As with many famous & public figures - the story is not always glamorous. 16 years of heartbreak, financial-ruin, environmental issues, legal challenges, death of a son and daughter in-law and sharks both on and off the water. Fisher's is story of hardship, but also...More

Thank SteveBinkley
Reviewed August 8, 2017

this guy found some really cool stuff his family spent many years looking for treasures, worth the visit,

Thank Cindy W
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July 18, 2016|
Response from MFGuestServices | Property representative |
The museum is self-guided so that you can enjoy the exhibits at your own pace. You may choose an optional conservation lab tour on weekdays that runs from 25 minutes and up, based on questions and answers from participants.
June 14, 2016|
Response from MFGuestServices | Property representative |
Hello. The audio tour is in English only. We do have native Spanish speakers on staff in the galleries who are willing to be of assistance.
September 8, 2015|
Response from MFGuestServices | Property representative |
The museum visit is self-guided so you can proceed at your own pace. We suggest you allow at minimum one hour. Some fans who have followed the quest have been known to spend the entire day. It's entirely up to you. We want... More