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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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Hidden gem, very worth checking out!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
kahlo217
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dallastown,pa
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dallastown,pa
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Richmond
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but very worthwhile as you get a feel for the number of shipwrecks in the area. The signage is good, and the director adds a lot of background information.

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Thank Alex E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked it a lot. The director was there and very happy to talk and answer questions about his collection. Worth a trip. Admission is free but there is a "donation box" at the door. It is located on the second floor above a little gift shop.

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit when the museum Director was there. He showed us around and was terrific, particularly with my 10-year-old student. He showed us artefacts not usually on display, and was extremely inspirational. I can't recommend this enough, particularly for those with children interested in shipwrecks, diving, and treasure hunting. The museum itself is great, but getting... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

History buff? Ocean lover? True story aficionado? Just like looking at beautiful things? This treasure trove is for you. Worm your way through the gift shop to the steps and ascend to one of the most fascinating sites Delaware has to offer. Booty from shipwrecks big and small, a restoration room, and, if you are lucky, the man who took... More 

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San Rafael de Alajuela Costa Rica
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very small museum with a large amount of artifacts. Very interesting items on display. The museum is free and well worth the trip. If the owner is present in the museum he has a wealth of information to share. I know some people might think it is just a gimmick to get you to the gift shop were it is... More 

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PA
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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!

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