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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
+1 305-294-2633
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my daughter and niece here to see real treasure. Neither knew the story of Mel Fisher and his exploits. They enjoyed it very much.

Thank Fearlessphil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today with family. It was interesting to see artifacts lost in the ocean. Cost is $15 for adults.

Thank WishingWest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quick little historical visit in the heart of Key West, right near Mallory Square and other "downtown" activities. Yes, there is a price for admission, and yes, they do offer a military discount. Men or women, you will be asked to either...More

Thank rugby007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tells the story of an amazing family that persevered, despite incredible hardships, to achieve a lofty and very rewarding goal. The history behind the wreck of the Atocha is well described, along with the history of finding it. This is one of the "must...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend visiting this museum if you like history and old treasure hunting is an interest! Very interesting history and finds. Magical that the items you see were under water for near 300 years and the history they tell.

Thank Kelleydawn
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Small building near center area of activities. Old Spanish Galleon ship coins and treasures on display. Some items for sale. Pleasant place to spend a little time.

Thank baldeagle8502
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Interesting to go through here and learn all about the sunken treasure that was found, see some of the gold bars and other items from Spanish shipwrecks.

Thank tkatl76
Reviewed 17 October 2017

After watching a few TV shows about the treasure hunter and the amazing finds, I couldn't wait to see this place. I, personally, was disappointed. I felt it is overpriced and somewhat lacking in "presentation" Many of the relics are resin castings of the actual...More

Thank Marjorie B
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

If you can layover for 3 hours or more, go see Mel's stash. Amazing pieces. You have to see his finds to truly be in awe. Grab a cold coconut, rent a scooter for 2 hours and drive around to all the best spots!

1  Thank TIE T
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Museum is interesting and provides good history behind the Spanish shipwrecks. Some beautiful artifacts were recovered by Mel Fisher, since deceased. You will exit into the gift shop where a number of recovered coins from the wreck sites are for sale - at very...More

1  Thank rt455
MFGuestServices, Owner at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

The gift shop you refer to is Mel Fisher Treasures, owned and operated by the Fisher family, and is NOT a part of the Museum. A sign is posted at the museum's exit clearly stating that. The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is an independent 501c3...More

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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.
14 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