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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
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"treasure hunting"
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"on display"
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"slave trade"
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"audio tour"
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"gold bar"
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"actual artifacts"
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"jewelry store"
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"behind the scenes"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed today via mobile

A really good museum that tells the story of 500 years of history very well. I only stepped in out of curiosity but it exceeded my expectation.

Thank Phil P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have wanted to visit this museum for years. Finally got the chance. I learned a bunch of things about the recovery that I didn’t know previously. Glad we were able to go !! Would highly recommend !!

Thank Darin D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Fisher family is both smart and determined. When you first enter the museum you watch a documentary about the life of Mel Fisher. It's an amazing story of his years of treasure hunting followed by his years of battling the State of Florida in...More

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful, treasures and history from a Spanish ship sank over 400 years ago, Well displayed; great explanations of the time when the Spanish calmed most of South America, and the island; taking gold, silver, sugar and rum and bring slavery to this part of the...More

Thank castanienb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was ok and fairly interesting. It’s pretty small. The audio headphone is $2 and probably not worth it as there is no audio narration for the entire up stairs exhibit. Be sure to get a coupon for a dollar off the admission in the...More

Thank jenwann
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take a tour right before we left the island. A little pricey, but it's a tax write off. We just walked on our own (not the audio tour) and it was very interesting. Our kids (13 and 9) enjoyed looking at the...More

Thank Katie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I loved it, my teenage son not so much. My 11 year old took the information sheet for kids at the beginning of the exhibit and had fun finding all the items. Definitely sit through the 10 minute entroductory movie before entering...More

Thank Henry G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky that we got in free because we are a military family. It was a nice break out of the sun. They have a very interesting exhibit of the shipwreck that was found. Make sure you watch the film about the endeavor before...More

Thank cwhitney74
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting museum of maritime lore, centered around a sunken Spanish galleon near the Florida Keys, how the ship was found, why it sunk, and how great the treasure are all well documented. All made possible my the life time devotion of Mel Fisher....More

1  Thank Thor13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is extremely well organized and each display has an informative narrative which includes quite a bit about the history. When you first enter there is a video that documents Mel Fishers' team and the history of the salvage. The exhibit also has a...More

Thank marcY6332PN
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JuliainTally
18 July 2016|
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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.
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Phyl888
15 June 2016|
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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.
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greenegurls
9 September 2015|
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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
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