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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
Phone Number: +1 305-292-8990
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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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fun way to spend an hour

it's a pretty cool museum but with a hokey representation of a period character. nonetheless, good info on the area's wrecking past and lots to look at.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it's a pretty cool museum but with a hokey representation of a period character. nonetheless, good info on the area's wrecking past and lots to look at.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this as a joint ticket with the Aquarium and this was the better part of the deal. The tour starts off with a great explanation to the history of Key West and the artifacts contained in the building. You can then walk around at your leisure and climb the tower. We finished off in the basement watching the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Shipwreck on a joint ticket purchased at the Aquarium. They take groups in every 20 minutes after a introductory talk by a staffer. Inside you are then greeted with another relatively long introduction to the museum. Some items are interesting to see and there is a short film. WE enjoyed other places in Key West more but this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting look at Key West’s early economy, which was based on wrackers—the rescue and salvage of ships which had crashed on the reefs a few miles outside of Key West. The reenactors act first as an employee, then as Asa Tift, the most notable salvager in Key West, and the original builder/owner of Hemingway’s House. The museum inside... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the role play of the actors great story telling. interesting artifacts of Key West displayed. There were a couple of interesting short videos to watch if you wanted. The walk to the top is worth it!

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Thank Cherim24
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting information of 1800's things they found in the ships and what they were made of and such.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the trip to this museum. Very interesting facts regarding the shipwrecks in the area. Very well preserved artifacts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming museum with tons of artifacts and information. Docents were informative. Don't forget to check out the amazing view from the top of the tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value informative and enough fun to keep kids occupied. Excellent views from the lookout tower.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is more recovered treasure in the gift shops than this museum. Should cost $5.00 instead of $15 a person. One part of the exhibit had a tape running but you couldn't understand what was being said even standing right in front in a quiet room.

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