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McLarty Museum

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Address: Sebastian, FL
Phone Number: 561-589-2147
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Small but nice.

Small museum but showed and explained a lot of history regarding the shipwrecks and the few survivors. Inexpensive and friendly staff greets you as you walk in. Glad we found it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small museum but showed and explained a lot of history regarding the shipwrecks and the few survivors. Inexpensive and friendly staff greets you as you walk in. Glad we found it and stopped in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1715, 11 Spanish ships sunk of the coast of Sebastian. The McLarty Museum is located on the site of the survivors and salvage camp. Park Rangers provide a film detailing the ships sinking and the salvaging expeditions. They also provided additional information after the film, mostly about current day salvaging. Would go back again and again.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum is worth a stop if you have any interest in treasure hunting. It's only 2 dollars for the entrance fee and has some interesting displays including a movie. There is about 45-60 minutes worth of stuff to see. My young son decided he wants to search for treasure now! Front desk man is very friendly and helpful.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting looking at all the treasure found in the area. We enjoyed walking out on the lookout deck to see the boats diving for more treasure.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Learned so much about the sinking of the "plate" fleet in 1715- 11 ships filled with riches for the queen of Spain's dowery. Over 1,000 died, but, over 1,000 lived. They attempted to salvage most of the treasure, but could not. Today, treasure is still being found all around the treasure coast.

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Kendall, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Inexpensive, fun trip for whole family. Took kids and grand kids and all had great time. Very informative and interesting. Seeing all the items found around the area was so neat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Super simple spot but the story and the history is worth it. The price also is easy to take at $2 admission. Seems accessible for all. In fact I watched a couple of wheelchairs make it up the outdoor ramp easily. This is a must see for any age and any ability if you want to learn the history of... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is where you go, if you have the slightest curiosity about the Treasure, and how the TREASURE COAST got its' Name !!! What an Amazing Story !!!! The admission fee is tiny ( I think it was $2 per person ? ) and the STORY this place holds is Just FASCINATING !!!!

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Frostproof, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We found this small museum loaded with history and treasures. The staff was very informative and friendly. Florida's east coast is loaded with interesting history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We were actually on the beach a few days ago when one of the volunteers from this museum stopped and told us about this place. We then visited the next day. What a tremendous amount of history Indian River county holds. This is why we are called The Treasure Coast. The museum itself is small but has great information. The... More 

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