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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago 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!

Thank TIE T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank rt455
MFGuestServices, Owner at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy visiting the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum when we are in Key West. Key West was one of our cruise stops this trip so only had time for 3 museums and this was one. Laid out well and very descriptive, they also have...More

Thank Gator58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to spend a little time out of the heat while visiting Key West. The museum is set up arranged very nicely to display old recovered relics from the Atocha. From cannons to china and service ware to HUUUUUGE silver bars...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited to visit the Mel Fisher museum. There was so much to see and were impressed with the collection on display.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to learn more about the sinking of the Atocha and other sunken ships, the discovery of their treasures and see the actual artifacts, then you must visit the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum! It has an audio tour for an additional $2, but...More

Thank sue15843
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited and did the tour. There is no guide...they give you a little phone thing that you press in numbers around the museum to hear about the displays. I wouldn't recommend for kids younger than 12...I don't think it would hold...More

Thank kstar06
Reviewed 9 September 2017

enjoy our visit here . we bought the recording devices and were well informed at the tour through.... doesn't take a lot of time to do the space.... but it well worth the stop.

Thank havealredy10
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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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