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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
+1 305-294-2633
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Interesting experience seeing the items recovered from ships sunk during the Pirate days off shore. Probably due to weather, but fun to imagine a good Pirate battle.

Thank hd98man
Reviewed September 13, 2016

A great museum though not very large. The treasure display is very cool. Some of the items are cleaned and some are just as they were found. This is a good stop to get out of the heat and it won't take very long to...More

Thank VacationFamilyNJ
Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is such an interesting museum, it was so wonderful learning about our history, and how they found it. If you have the chance please stop in and see, and there's a beautiful jewelry store with all the findings at the end...

Thank Scubascubagirl101074
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This was probably the best tour. I liked the narration, you receive small receivers and can at your own pace listen to the history as you view it. $15 per person but worth the price.

Thank Frederick O
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Full of examples of hunting for 1 billion in treasure over a lifetime. Large gift shop selling artifacts especially coins, well done

Thank richard s
Reviewed September 7, 2016

This museum is a testament to determination. It is an incredible sight to see. All of the remnants of the Atoche are fabulous. The video is a must see.

Thank jabberwok97
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Enjoyed seeing the short film on Mel Fisher's treasure hunt. Very informative, learned about the different markings on the bars of gold. Gives you appreciation of all of the work that goes into preserving the relics.

Thank cdtivey
Reviewed September 4, 2016

The history of the man and his family and the lifelong work he undertook is fully explained and is a compelling story to anyone interested in learning about dedication and determination achieving ultimate success after years and failure and tragedy. The museum is awesome and...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Staying in Marathon FL we decided to drive down to Key West for the day. Being divers and having meet Mel years ago, the Mel Fisher museum was on top of our list. I researched their website and found you could pay extra for a...More

Thank Live2Dive2812
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

My kids are not in to museums, but we found this one interesting and not too big where they would get bored.

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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