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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

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Husband likes it

Nice little place to take a break and learn a little about local history.Husband is an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fun and educational exhibits of found objects from shipwrecks. This place is a great, intelligent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eric D
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“on display”(14 reviews)
“souvenir shop”(10 reviews)
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708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice little place to take a break and learn a little about local history.Husband is an anthropologist so he's into all that.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun and educational exhibits of found objects from shipwrecks. This place is a great, intelligent find.

1  Thank Eric D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is certainly a place that anyone could easily overlook. It's nestled on the second floor of a gift shop. Access is free, but donations are welcomed. The museum is small but is packed with recovered artifacts. The artifacts are well preserved in most cases...More

Thank crutt13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little or no advertisement, this little gem could be easily missed. Museum upstairs jam-packed with artifacts, very informative and friendly staff. Really nice gift store on bottom floor. Great find!

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We wanted something to do before checking in for the night, we found this little hidden Gem on things to do in Fenwick. I'm so glad we went, it was a neat experience. Kids would probably love it. It is upstairs inside the Sea shell...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed July 11, 2018

First discovered this hidden gem in the 1990's. The displays are fascinating and always see something new. Our children are now bringing their children here. Easy to miss even when you're in the store! Look for the sign and go up to the second floor....More

2  Thank Jane O
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this shipwreck museum. Dale’s finds are truly amazing and he shares them in beautiful displays. Located above Seashell City it’s free but donations are accepted.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We found this place in the spring and we were quite surprised how cool it was. Not only is the sea shell shop incredible but the museum is such a little treasure. It fun to read all the side notes they place under each find...More

2  Thank Jen P
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

A great place to inspire young treasure seekers. Hard to believe so much has been found around the Delmarva area! We have been coming to OC for years yet never visited this museum. Kids (9 and 6) found it very interesting on this cold/rainy day....More

1  Thank Amy M
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This place looked unpromising at first glance— it’s located just above a shell gift shop. You enter, walk to the back, head upstairs— and suddenly you’re in a world class collection of shipwreck artifacts— from coins to ship parts to instruments to old cobalt bottles...More

2  Thank Liz R
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