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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

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Address: 708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Phone Number: +1 302-539-9366
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Wonderful museum full of shipwreck artifacts. We were fortunate enough to have the owner there to explain many of them and tell us lots of interesting stories.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
Pam M
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Columbia Station, Ohio
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

On the second floor of a large gift shop. It was a rainy Saturday and we were looking for something to do. If you like to read and view artifacts about shipwrecks, you will enjoy your time here. The store downstairs had some nice items to purchase too. The lady upstairs at the museum was very friendly and willing to... More 

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Columbia Station, Ohio
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76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Wonderful museum full of shipwreck artifacts. We were fortunate enough to have the owner there to explain many of them and tell us lots of interesting stories.

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Thank Pam M
Wilmington, Delaware
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum and had a great time. Learned a lot about what life was back in the 16-1700 many artifact that are great to look at and discuss

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Hamburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I was told by a friend to check it out. I DIDN'T KNOW this fantastic museum was above the shell shop. More amazing thr diver and discoverer of many exibits is in charge of the museum and is there to answer questions. Don't miss it.

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georgetown
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118 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This unassuming little museum really packs a punch - my husband and I have been through several times, so when we brought our teenaged God daughters down to the beach for a weekend we wanted them to experience it too. The educational portion of your beach weekend doesn't have to be a big yawn - they really enjoyed it as... More 

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Thank thezoo5
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I made it a point to take the family to see this for the first time. This was quite something to see.( parents in their mid 80s and ourselves in our early 50s) From all the coins to the pottery and silver. This is was much better then I expected. If you are inclined you can purchase actual artifacts from... More 

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Kent Island, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Mr Dale has put together a great small but thorough nautical museum upstairs at Sea Shell City. Great exhibits for nautical and treasure hunting enthusiast. This museum is free but please remember to be generous and make a donation to support the museum. Keep up the great work Dale!

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dallastown,pa
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very cool little free museum located on the 2nd floor of seashell city on Fenwick Island. There is no charge but donations are accepted. There are many exhibits of shipwrecks and pirate types locally and all over the world. My 11 year old thoroughly enjoyed as did his parents.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

My friends said this was a must-see and it is, with all sorts of treasures extracted from shipwrecks. I understand the exhibits change. Do not miss this.

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Thank JanisB757
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

It is all hype and little substance. Limited hours to visit. Nothing special; just a way to get you into their shop to buy overpriced items.

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