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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
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Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West...

Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Shipwreck artifacts, including a silver bar you can hold, fill the museum that is recreation of 19th century wrecker’s warehouse. A lookout tower and audio-visual displays share with guests the experiences of the dangerous world of ship wreckers. Storytellers, in period costume, bring history to life with tales ensuring a fun and fascinating experience for the entire family.

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US$15.03*
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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
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US$64.00*
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Day Excursion to Key West From Miami

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History Brought to Life!

You don't think of Key West in terms of it's shipwreck history, but this museum and tour will remind you. Not a must see, but it was fun and educational. There are a lot of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You don't think of Key West in terms of it's shipwreck history, but this museum and tour will remind you. Not a must see, but it was fun and educational. There are a lot of historical artifacts, real or replicas, that help tell the story of the risks and peril of salvaging. Retrieving the contents of, mainly sailing ships, which... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in the Mallory Square area this attraction will catch your eye from the tower and ship wreck style building. Loaded with history of Key West it's a must visit if your in the area- it does close fairly early if your at the Square area as well there is a charge of $10 to $14.00 to visit. If your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The in charter drama is very good and and easy climb tower give one a great opportunity to take lots of pictures of the water front area of Key West. Not the best stop but worth while.

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Shipwreck Museum tells the wrecking history of Key West in an easy and fun way. The building and the main "character", Asa Tift are brought to life in such a way that learning history is fun. Great place on a rainy day too. The tower that is part of the complex gives an amazing view of all of Key... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The museum is nice and the only way to get a view from the tower. Get your ticket at the conch train and save $4.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum area is smaller than I expected, but if you stay and read all the displays it will take maybe 1-2 hours to go through. Take time to go to the top of the museum with a bird's eye view of downtown Key West.

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy historical information and this outlines how salvage vessels were also rescue vessels for ships in trouble. Lots of artifacts, and an introduction from an actor who is supposed to be a quartermaster of goods recovered during rescues of people as well. You get to lift a huge bar of solid silver, which is kind of fun. They also... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thy tell you about the piracy, privateers, buccaneers and salvaging that happened in Key West. There are some displays and they have an observation tower. Nothing great but an okay way to kill some time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly this looked like a tourist trap but it was so fun. The tour guides had acting parts that looked cheesy at first but was effective and fun. A nice history of the Keys & some great artifacts.

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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quirky little "show" with a self guided tour. Much to see but not much in the way of explanation about the contents. Wasn't a $15 tour in my opinion. More like a $7.50 tour. Then it was worth it. The tour guides did a great job kicking it off but ion the end we did the majority of the work.

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