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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$19.95*
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
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US$76.50*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami

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Very interesting museum if you're into shipwreck history. Both the history of the actual recovered items and the story of what Fisher went through with the state of Florida make... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum if you're into shipwreck history. Both the history of the actual recovered items and the story of what Fisher went through with the state of Florida make this a fun visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Certainly didn't allocate enough time for this attraction. If you're a history buff, don't miss this one. I loved the dedicated sections on the Navy as well as the history of the Flagler's railroad construction and sad ending for both. Beautiful historic building makes a great venue for this museum.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to this little museum and had a great time. It does not take a long time to go through but there is a ton of information in here and a lot of nice displays.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good tour, we enjoyed using the hand held "speaker type device" to listen to the different exhibits. The information ranges from how they found the treasures of the Atocha to slave trade. Definitely worth the time if you have a free morning or afternoon.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The kids enjoyed learning about the hunt for the wrecked ship. The stories kept the little ones engaged. Staff were friendly but some could use a little training on proper customer service. But overall worth the money.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about Mel's quest and the struggles he had to locate the wreck and hold on to it's fortunes. Nice quick self tour.

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Outer Banks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to visit this museum, but no one was around to sell us a ticket. A woman on a podium near the entrance told us to stand by the counter and someone would be there to help us. After standing around for 10 minutes we left. I have been here before, so it was no big deal to walk... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice staff. Cool little museum with amazing stories. Spent about 20-30 minutes walking through with my 4 and 5 year old mostly just looking for "Mr. Skelly" so they could collect the treasure they were promised upon entrance. The staff invited me to fire the noon-time canon which was really fun to fire over duval street. There was some... More 

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was very interesting. Yes you see real treasure but you will also learn about the incredible Mel Fisher, his family and so much more. I highly recommend this museum.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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Paid 15 per person to be kicked out before the museum closed because a worker was anxious to leave for the day. Bought tickets at 5, museum closes at 6. Before entering, we were assured we had enough time. The front desk clerk explained that the time through the museum is generally 45 min to an hour and that the... More 

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