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Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum
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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Sebastian
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Mel Fisher, the man who led the expedition to discover the Spanish Treasure Ship The Atocha, in the 1980s has created two museums to show off his discoveries. The main one is located in Key West, FL. The secondary one is in Sebastian, FL. While not as large as it's sister museum in Key West, the Sebastian location is still full of good artifacts, treasures and information. You can even buy pieces of treasure found in the Atocha! For anyone who loves a good treasure hunting story, this is a great place to visit while on the Treasure Coast in Florida.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

While on a weekend holiday in Sebastian we discovered this timeless museum.. Being 55+ we paid only $5 a person. There is a coupon available outside the building that also offers a value discount for all others.

When you walk inside the museum you are instantly transported back to another era in time.
We were sent into a small theater room were one becomes familiar with Mel Fisher and his diving endeavors. After the movie we proceeded to the exhibits and displays; Artifacts from the Atocha and Santa Margarita are on display .. There's a lot to read and see here. Worth going We stayed about an hour + -. Friendly staff. too. Great gift shop too!

I would recommend this for Adults or Parents with older children/teens

2  Thank Catherine D
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

There is a great story here of how one man's drive and determination helped him overcome many obstacles and family tragedy to ultimately find his pot of gold. This is run by the family which still lives in Sebastian and showcases many of the incredible treasures Mel and his crew recovered from the Atocha. Not a high-tech fancy museum, but the artifacts are real and most everything is for sale! It is worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Recommend highly if you are within reach and have the time, go by the Mel Fisher Museum in Sebastian. I have also been to the one in Key West and this is also a great experience. Great displays on the Santa Margarita also. The staff is friendly and it makes you get a real feel for Mel Fisher and his family's story. It is not modern but that's what makes it feel so real. If you like shipwrecks, treasure and the Fisher story, a must see stop over.
Great artifacts and coins....paintings and pictures I have not seen before in books. A gold bar you can lift up. I asked permission to take some pictures first. Nice gift shop too.
Gary S.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I don't know where the time portal is located. However, when you step inside the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum you will instantly be transported back to 1983. The dated decor--the stale air---the decrepit building (an old gas station I'm guessing)---it doesn't get anymore "authentic" than this.

You won't find high tech displays or knowledgeable tour guides here----just a guy with a remote control to start the video & another guy manning the gift shop. And that's what this place really is---a gift shop with some displays in an adjoining room.

Not worth $7---and not worth a long drive. But if you're in the area and have 20 minutes to spare give it a try.

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