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“Lovely treasures from the sea”

Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum
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Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Sebastian
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely treasures from the sea”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

Interesting place to spend a few hours marveling over sunken treasure, and the story of the Fisher family

1 Thank jane m
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English first
Stuart, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful place!”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

Wonderful history of the Atocha. One of the best places to stop in at in Key West.

Visited April 2011
1 Thank catippins
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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Treasure Fever”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Was very interesting to learn about. Movie could use an upate to reflect a more current value of this find.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank Barb K
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Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“This is a must see site for treasure hunters, divers and history buffs”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

As a long time Scuba diver and maritime history addict, this museum, albeit rather small compared to the Fisher museum in Key West, is still a must see for those who appreciate Florida's maritime history. This museum is dedicated to Mel Fisher, his family and partners who risked it all in order to recover, preserve and share Florida's rich and mysterious cultural history. You begin with a rather outdated, yet nevertheless informative, 30 minute video presentation about Mel Fisher and his dream of discovering long lost treasures from Florida's waters. The museum itself is home to literally millions of dollars of artifacts recovered from the 1622 and 1715 Spanish fleet disasters. The objects are unique and, at least for me, stir up vivid pictures of life during the 17th and 18th centuries; pirates, privateers, battles at sea and unforgiving hurricanes. The first face you will liekly encounter is Judy, an employee for over 10 years and absolutely one of the nicest people I have ever met. Entrance fee is $6.50 and well worth it. Although the museum is small, take the time to cherish each artifact, as it took Mel Fisher and his crew over 16 years to uncover and raise them from the depths. The gift shop has authentic artifacts for sale, including silver reales in several denominations as well as emeralds recovered form the site, which were form the Muzo mines in Columbia, one of the premier emerald mines in the world, most of which were smuggled onto these ships illegally before falling victim to the hurricanes of 1622 and 1715. There is also a conservation area in the back of the museum where you can witness firsthand how experts preserve the artifacts they find beneath the waves.
Enjoy this museum, it is one of my favorites. You can also have the opportunity to lift a real gold bar recovered form one of the shipwrecks. IT is HEAVY!

Visited February 2012
1 Thank chadchernet
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147 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great educational opportunity”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

He seemed quite the explorer and I learned alot about all his efforts by visiting the museum. Emeralds were awesome.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank PTTraveler101
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