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McLarty Treasure Museum

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Address: 13180 North A1A, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Vero Beach, FL 32963
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+1 772-589-2147
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Know Why Treasure Coast?

Now I know why it is called the Treasure Coast. A lot of information in this small place. For a small fee, it is worth the visit. I love taking my out of town visitors here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Robert B
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now I know why it is called the Treasure Coast. A lot of information in this small place. For a small fee, it is worth the visit. I love taking my out of town visitors here.

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Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful little Museum to see the local gold and silver that was found around the Treasure Coast just off the coast. You'll see a short film about the hunters and what they found, its a great day out for everyone. You'll be amased at what was found. Have been to the Museum many, many times and never get tired of... More 

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Thank Joanne C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Who doesn't love treasure? Sunken ships and pirate tales? The McLarty treasure museum is the site of the 1715 Spanish plate fleet survivors & salvage camp. The 45 minute video is on a continuous loop so you may enter end exit at anytime. It is informative with excellent background information and personal testimony. The video is well worn, fuzzy shown... More 

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Thank kosx4
Dothan, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several interesting pieces from the wreckages, the highlight being the cannon, but most children would probably be bored quickly as there are not very many things for kids to be interested in. There is a nice little walk to an overlook by the ocean. The film that plays continuously is 45 minutes, which is too long to sit... More 

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Thank SouthernGlobetrotter
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Lots of interesting treasure hunter items on display since this area has had many, many treasure discoveries. Mel Fisher was one of the people that found great treasure here just off shore. It's also near the Sebastian Inlet with lots of recreational areas for swimming and boating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Fun museum to visit while in the area. Staff is friendly and quite knowledgeable, and we learned a lot about the treasures found in the local seas. Makes for a good side trip!

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Thank Cindy B
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Located in Sebastian Inlet State Park, this museum contains artifacts recovered from the wrecks of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, which was sunk by a hurricane off the coast.The museum is located at the survivors' camp. There is a 45 minute film on a loop playing in a theater. After reading about the history, viewing the artifacts and watching the... More 

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Thank Eric S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

After the Spanish enslaved Native Americans they smelted their precious metals into bars and coins to transport to Spain. 5 ships were caught in a hurricane. Sadly a few survived. Karma was napping at the wheel. It would have been a better tale if all of them perished.

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Thank Heather T
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Enjoyed the history of the treasure coast. Great views of the ocean from their obseration deck. Also saw many butterflies in the area.

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1 Thank 56birdman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you are interested in undersea treasure hunting, this is a must-stop place when traveling in the area. The movie and the displays are excellent and the staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable.

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