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McLarty Treasure Museum

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Address: 13180 North A1A, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Phone Number: +1 772-589-2147
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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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cindy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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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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Fellsmere, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

video was outdated and inferior quality but content was excellent and gives great overview of the 1715 fleet and what has been found- needs to be updated, but artifacts are very interesting and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. A little pricey for a small museum but this is a critical piece of history since that how the Treasure Coast... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a small museum that is dedicated to the ship wrecks of 1715. The ships when down just off the coast. It would be of interest to treasure hunters and metal detecting fans.

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Thank Truckie351
Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The museum is staffed by enthusiastic attendants. The artifacts are displayed well. The video quality was poor but the content and narration was engaging and informative. Make sure to go out to the beach overlook.......it's a nearly deserted section of beach and it's picturesque. The entry fee is $2 per person. If you watch the whole video, look at the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This little museum is a gem. Has all the details and some artifacts of the 1715 fleet sinking right at that spot. After viewing the film of finding the treasure, we could not wait to run out and go look for treasure on the beach! So much fun.

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Thank Lili R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This small but significant state-run museum shows artifacts and tells the story of the 1715 wreck of the Spanish treasure fleet during a July hurricane. Eleven ships lost, more than a thousand lives, and virtually countless jewels, silver and gold. The museum is located on the site of where the survivors of this disaster gathered. This enormous financial loss had... More 

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