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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

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Address: 200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
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+1 305-294-2633
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We are a fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys. Come discover a...

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!

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US$15.00*
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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission
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US$76.48*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami
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US$19.95*
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour

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We found the wealth of information very informative and interesting. The story about Mel Fisher was presented in a way that was easy to follow and understand. We weren't sure... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having read and watched numerous articles and documentaries over the years, I just had to visit this museum. I was not disappointed! True, this museum may not be for everyone and it may not be the biggest or most exciting museum I have ever experienced. However, it represents a lifetime of personal challenges and personal success by Mel and his... More 

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Archbald
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the wealth of information very informative and interesting. The story about Mel Fisher was presented in a way that was easy to follow and understand. We weren't sure about it as we entered but as we left we were glad we saw the Museum.

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Hudson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the story of a treasure hunter who finds the treasure after years and years of searching. Very well told - very interesting artifacts and treasure. Tip - costs an extra 2 dollars for the audio player - since the audio player only had three segments of 2 minutes each it wasn't worth it. There is plenty to see,... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum must have been created some years ago when the caliber of impressive was a lot easier to achieve and folks expectations had not been raised to a higher level as seen in the capitals of Europe. The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum is really quite small and limited in its display, and the presentation extends on the second... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a special tour explaining how they were established and how they conserve their underwater finds. Mel Fisher went wrecking to preserve history not to make money. It's a great story and worth seeing.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum rivals the quality of any large publically funded institution. From the authenticate and unique collection to well presented information on the objects, their history and context, as well as, their discovery and preservation this museum is entertaining, informative and intriguing.

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Chapel Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a look at the Atocha treasure and were not disappointed. They have a bunch of it on display and they tell the story of how Mel and his family searched for years to find it. They also tell you about all the hardships and the loss of life that went into the eventual finding of the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a real museum, with lots of history and very well presented. Has amazing original pieces and it is very well presented. I am not fan of touristic museums, so I was a little concern if this one was going to be a tourist trap. But certainly left my heart filled with joy and my mind with knowledge from... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good displays of the Spanish fleets sailing and wrecking in the Key West waters. Explains why the Atosha salvage was worth $500,000,000. Also nice displays regarding ships used in he slave trade (sad). Worth the price and one of the best things we saw in Key West!

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Ndola, Central, Zambia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum is certainly worth a visit even though the entry fee is $15.00 you have a hard time spending more than an hour or so there. Not incredible by any stretch.

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