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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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USD 15.00*
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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission
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USD 76.48*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami
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USD 19.95*
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour

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Heard about Mel Fisher for many years, so this was an easy stop to make and as it turns out, more interesting than I'd anticipated. Quite a life he had as a 'treasure hunter... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wayne, New Jersey
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Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard about Mel Fisher for many years, so this was an easy stop to make and as it turns out, more interesting than I'd anticipated. Quite a life he had as a 'treasure hunter.' Wish I'd have had the nerve to try something like what Mel did. A very interesting short film on MF and his adventures and then a... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very nice museum detailing the exploration of the Key West's ocean floor to find and recover the remains of the wrecked ship Atocha. Very nice display of the process and what was found. Also displays about slave trade vessels of the era. Also info on how the whole marine archaeology field works. Quite nice. Worth the visit. Old building.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Mel Fisher Museum was interesting. Besides the treasures discovered by him you can learn a lot of history about the Caribbean sea trade. It was an interesting way to spend an hour or two.

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Macedon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit...especially on a rainy day. History of the Fisher family and crew as well as their huge find. A little pricey to get in, but very interesting.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Museum is fun interesting educational with a very knowledgeable staff. I could easily return for another visit

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent an amazing afternoon at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. We are scuba divers and have always imagined the thrill of finding some undiscovered treasure down below. At the Mel Fisher Museum, you get to really see and feel the true story of how Mel Fisher actually searched for the Atocha and found it and all of it's buried... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

"Today is the Day" was Mel Fisher's mantra for over a decade as he daily explored the ocean floor for the ruins of the ill-fated Spanish Galleon, the Atocha. The museum incorporates a lot of history around how the ship became so heavy-laden with treasure, who was dealing with whom/exploiting or plundering around the region. Very informative and definitely worth... More 

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New Palestine, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're interested in this sort of thing, it's the place to go. I've read about Mel Fisher since I was a kid, and have really enjoyed scuba diving most of my life. Nice chance to see some valuable treasure, and actually shop for coins recovered from the Atocha wreck. (bring your credit card)!

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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mel fisher spent years and risked everything before striking it rich with his treasure finds. Fascinating stories of sacrifice and history of sea trade around the Keys.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such a unique experience. I had never heard Mel's story. I learned A LOT in the museum. The audio tour is DEFINITELY worth the $2.

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