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“Real life treasure”

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum
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$15.00*
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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission
Ranked #19 of 168 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys. Come discover a museum rich in history! We have amazing treasure in our 1622 Fleet exhibit of the Spanish galleons discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew. Also thought provoking Spirits of the Passage and Key West African Cemetery exhibits to glean insights into the transatlantic slave trade and Key West's unique role in it. And don't miss our three new exhibits -- Spanish Coins in the New World, the Real Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Science of Shipwrecks. You can even take a lab tour to see how history is revealed through excavation and conservation of shipwrecks. Make plans to visit. We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year!
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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121 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Real life treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

Very well put together-not sensationalized-realistic-exciting reality!

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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A wealth of information on Mel Fisher and the Atocha shipwreck”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

Many recovered artifacts including some treasure items. Detailed information on Spanish galleons and cargo. There is an audio tour for an additional $2.
The cost of this attraction is average for Key West, about $15 for adults.

Visited January 2012
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morro bay, ca
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“History For Everyone To See Up Close”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

Fabulous presentation of the 1622 Atocha discovery and salvage. Generous sharing withe the public of the beautiful artifacts that took so many years and at great cost to Mel Fisher and his crew.
The exhibits were beautifully done and allowed the visitors to see first hand the riches re-claimed from the ocean. It felt as if I had been there.
The gift shop offered plenty of books and documentaries for further education for further education.
Helpful and attentive staff, suggestions made for things to NOT miss.
Audio also available along with general tour.
This is a NOT miss attraction for any diver or treasure seeker.

Visited December 2011
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Amelia Island, Florida
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Save your money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

You actually see very little of what was brought up and most everything there is simulated. This is not a museum.

Visited December 2011
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dallas
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“A good family eperience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

This was an enjoyable and informative place to visit. My family came here toward the end of a day toward the end of our trip, when we were tired yet wanted to experience more of this wonderful island. Very nice.

Visited December 2011
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