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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
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+1 305-292-8990
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Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West...

Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Shipwreck artifacts, including a silver bar you can hold, fill the museum that is recreation of 19th century wrecker’s warehouse. A lookout tower and audio-visual displays share with guests the experiences of the dangerous world of ship wreckers. Storytellers, in period costume, bring history to life with tales ensuring a fun and fascinating experience for the entire family.

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USD 15.03*
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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
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USD 64.00*
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Day Excursion to Key West From Miami

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Shipwreck Treasure Museum

A delightful, different museum starting with a guide to explain the museum and the history of the numerous shipwrecks along the Keys and the salvaging of the cargo. Many, many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Troy
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A delightful, different museum starting with a guide to explain the museum and the history of the numerous shipwrecks along the Keys and the salvaging of the cargo. Many, many items in the museum including a piano and a 64# silver brick. There is also a stairwell to a very high point for a view of the island.

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Edgewater, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After our tour guide of the Hemingway house mentioned this site, we thought we would try it. We enjoy history, and from that perspective it was interesting. Information about the early years of Key West, and how the townsfolk made a living off shipwrecks, was enlightening. There is a cool tower to climb at the end of the tour, but... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised to learn so much from the pirate type tour guides. It was a fun tour... but not sure it was worth the price of admission.

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Allentown, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was recommended to us as a place to find much of the history of Key West...and how the island became so wealthy. The two floors of the Shipwreck Museum are filled with shipwreck artifacts, including a 40+ pound silver bar from the 1600's. To be honest, some of the museum is touristy, but there is lots of info... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a super fun super quick stop. It's touristy and gimmicky and if that's what you expect you will be satisfied. There is an interesting introduction at the beginning and a few interesting things to look at. You can then climb to the top for a fantastic view of the city. Our little one was actually quiet during the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very excited for the shipwreck museum, but was underwhelmed. The tickets were overpriced for what it was. There isn't a really interesting story behind the wreck, which didn't help. The best part of the museum was climbing up to the crow's nest. The view was spectacular. Bottom line: if you're into shipwrecks, a history buff, or have naval... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very informative about the wreckers of Key West, what that entailed and how Key West became so wealthy. Kids will like attempting to pick up a solid silver bar that was in 5 shipwrecks! They can also burn off energy climbing to the top of the tower. The film in the basement is worth watching.

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place to spend an hour or so. The actors who greet you outside and take you through the introductory first level of the museum are wonderful—and incredibly dedicated, especially when you consider how they're dressed and how hot it is and how little they're probably paid. But their conviction, their background info, and the museum itself... More 

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Gallipolis, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I toured this location and enjoyed hearing and reading the history. I was able to hold a 64lb silver bar from a ship that sunk in the 1600s! Very cool stuff if you love maritime history we HIGHLY recommend.

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Hewitt, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place. There is an in-character guide for the beginning, then look on your own. Several stations with short videos. The displays were well lit, but there were a few areas the lighting could have been better. The view from the tower is awesome.

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