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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
+1 305-294-2633
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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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200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
+1 305-294-2633
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is a tale of the treasure find, but the history lesson that comes with it is irreplaceable. The coral reef, Cuba, the Spanish, pirates and the native tribes make the seafaring history lesson of Key West spectacular.

1  Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is right in the hert of Key West in a nice building. It takes only about 45 minutes and covers the recovery of the Spanish wreck Atocha. Interesting but we had hoped for more on the mechanics of bringing the treasure to the...More

1  Thank james k
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are into the history of the sea and fascinated by sunken treasure, pirates, and the like, do not miss the Mel Fisher Museum! Seeing all of the treasures discovered by Fisher is pretty awesome! And you can pay a little extra and take...More

1  Thank Robin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

the combination of pirates, treasure, ship wrecks and salavaging long lost sunken ships is a terrific story that was well presented

Thank drudol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Particularly interesting if you don't know the story of Mel and his treasure hunt. A bit expensive for what you get but it is an interesting place to visit.

1  Thank Gary T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most interesting museum. Highly recommend the head set to better understand the items on display. Nice gift shop when you enter/leave.

Thank SharOnMader_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here many years ago as a kid and seemed to remember there being more on display. It was interesting to see again, but $15.00 per person is a little steep for the size of the museum.

Thank dnspnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's pretty expensive to get in and doesn't take too long, but we all thought it was worth the visit. What fun to hear the story of the Atocha and Mel Fisher's decades-plus odyssey in discovering its treasure. And seeing a small fraction of the...More

1  Thank ellenmac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and small but severely overpriced musuem of fisher's treasure discovery. Small amount of treasure displayed along with lots of artifacts.

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was not friendly exhibit was average! Really felt it could be brought ya new level with updated visuals! The video was so so...

Thank Angel J
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18 July 2016|
Response from MFGuestServices | Property representative |
The museum is self-guided so that you can enjoy the exhibits at your own pace. You may choose an optional conservation lab tour on weekdays that runs from 25 minutes and up, based on questions and answers from participants.
15 June 2016|
Response from MFGuestServices | Property representative |
Hello. The audio tour is in English only. We do have native Spanish speakers on staff in the galleries who are willing to be of assistance.
9 September 2015|
Response from MFGuestServices | Property representative |
The museum visit is self-guided so you can proceed at your own pace. We suggest you allow at minimum one hour. Some fans who have followed the quest have been known to spend the entire day. It's entirely up to you. We want... More