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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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Great rainy day get away

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Lcs66
georgetown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Kevin K
dallastown,pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Robert P
Richmond
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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