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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$76.48*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami
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US$19.95*
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour

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I was most intrigued with how the Fisher's continue to fund their explorations (going forward). You might want to ask about it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Lenox, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was most intrigued with how the Fisher's continue to fund their explorations (going forward). You might want to ask about it.

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Baldwinsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nestled in among the island’s most popular, mindless, and predictable attractions is The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. Beautifully laid out, extremely informative, and filled with a terrific assortment of gold, silver, jewels, and artifacts from the “Atocha,” including some of its finest pieces. Make sure to save plenty of time to explore the exhibits on the second floor. They’re good... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was very well done. There was a short film to watch to give the overall perspective, and there was a special voice recording that could be purchased to explain several other exhibits in the museum. There were many interesting artifacts on display from the sunken Spanish ship that Mel Fisher found after 16 years of searching. All in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to admit, the museum was a lot nicer inside and more interesting that I was expecting it to be. The story about the search for the Atocha was really interesting, plus there were other exhibits upstairs. The introductory video was good. There is a $1 off coupon in one of the little coupon books you find around town.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a slightly expensive museum for what was in it. I did appreciate the the history of the recovery, most of which i did not know. I was rather disappointed when i got to the second floor and realized that many of the artifacts seem to be resin duplicates as opposed to the actual pieces. The last room I... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Atocha's treasures are beautifully displayed, and the video about Mel Fisher and his family was very well done.

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is $18pp to tour the museum where you can see a brief film and browse the exhibits. Amazing story of a lifelong pursuit of the Atocha treasure. Spend an hour or more. Their is a nearby Trolley stop. We planned our visit so we could walk to nearby Mallory Square to see the sunset. When the cruise ships are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traveled to Key West in January 2017 with my son. We saw most of what the Keys has to offer. Went to Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and got a taste of a truly determined individual that proved that patience pays off.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A really great story and great things to see, however the displays and layout needs work, the set up is a little boring. The best part was the store at the end of the tour, it seems the people who work there know a lot about the entire operation and the family and gladly answer questions, very nice people. But... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great place to hear about Mel Fisher and his determination to find the buried treasure of a sunken ship. Great for all ages and a great experience.

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