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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

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Address: 708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Phone Number: 302-539-9366

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This attraction is well-deserved of an "excellent" rating - it's a FREE museum of incredible shipwreck artifacts. If the owner is there, be sure to engage him in conversation to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is well-deserved of an "excellent" rating - it's a FREE museum of incredible shipwreck artifacts. If the owner is there, be sure to engage him in conversation to hear some of his treasure hunting tales.

Thank maxpaste
New Orleans, Louisiana
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was concerned that I was in the wrong place at first because I didn't realize it was on the second floor of a tourist shop. It was a really interesting museum, and it was free of charge to see all the amazing treasures. It's worth some exploring!

Thank Kate S
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived(6adults capable and respectful) with three small children. Between the four parents and two grandparents ,the three kids (1 of which was asleep in her stroller) were being watched at ALL times and constantly reminded to keep their hands off of the glass cases. However , the lady who worked there found it amusing and somehow professional to make... More 

Thank camliv23
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum with some good artifacts but you have to go into a store to access the museum . Finally know why there is no pics of the museum because it's so small .

Thank Biggs142
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the kids were small we would take them to the museum whenever we visited Fenwick. It has become a family tradition. The exhibits are fascinating. The kids (now college students) still love to explore the museum and its sunken treasures. Don’t just save for a rainy day – worth the stop especially for buccaneers.

Thank Julie K
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Been here several times over the years, a hidden treasure and worth your time to walk through here. You will not regret it.

Thank Billy K
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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115 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Who would have thought that a museum above a tourist gift shop would have something to offer? Well, the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum has more than just a few random coins or fragments of china. It was chock full of artifacts from shipwrecks and other recovered items. The best part was the quality of the written descriptions. Free admission and good... More 

Thank PamelaDeP
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This museum is on the second floor of a two story building (sea shell shop on the first floor). It doesn't look so great. But once you get inside you are amazed at the number of things there. Gold and silver bars, lots of artifacts from shipwrecks, other cool stuff.

Thank BarbJG
Bowie, Maryland
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This maritime museum is an excellent place to visit when in Fenwick Island, DE or north Ocean City, MD. The museum is located on the top floor of Sea Shell City, a local tourist attraction/stop on Delaware's beach coast. The Museum is small (not overwhelming), and very well thought out. The exhibits are very informative, and visually appealing. The Museum... More 

Thank Robert M
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Marine archeology is fascinating. This is a gem, located in this otherwise commercially overloaded coastal area. As an added feature the owner is the diver who found most of the abundant artifacts on display. Yes, there are real gold bars and silver. Put this first on your list. Learn something new. Bring your well mannered children. They will love it,... More 

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