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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
+1 305-294-2633
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I remember reading about Mel Fisher years ago. His exploits in salvage are legendary. The museum is well curated with so many of his sea finds. The gold & the emeralds are amazing. His search for the Atocha wreck was certainly a quest for the...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I found this attraction to be amazing. It's a true story and the dedication to finding the treasure was astounding. This was a great tour and I bought a book on the Atochia later to get more detail. All of our group loved this tour...More

Thank ohlake2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I throughly enjoyed this museum. We used the audio tour feature and it was well worth it. Found this very informative. Highly recommend

1  Thank Martha K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I as surprised to find such an interesting museum in Key West. This museum has fascinating exhibits from a shipwreck that carried million in gold, silver and other precious jewelry. This is a must see if you are in the area. Plus with the heat...More

2  Thank ColoFireGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this museum and it was just as good as the first! Very interesting to see what the Spanish had collected and were sending back home prior to the ship sinking in a storm. Loved the story of how Mel...More

1  Thank balinesian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history, then this is a place you would like. You get to learn a lot about the Spanish treasure galleons, and what all happened with them during that time period. Pretty cool treasure and ship displays. It wasn't to terribly expensive, I...More

Thank Jclay84
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum with a great story of the ballast of the ships were almost as valuable as the cargo. You also can buy pieces of "eight"

Thank golfer0158
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've always been interested in Mel's story, since scuba diving has always been a big love of mine. Great museum with a great shop displaying treasure recovered from the wrecks. Really wanted to purchase something , but really expensive, and I felt I had to...More

1  Thank kkstein
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned quite a bit about Mel Fisher's adventures and discoveries. There were many displays and artifacts as well as informative historical background information.

Thank michael2687
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mel Fishers', "Today's the Day" quote is so very apt when you enter this museum. Gold, gems, jewelry are displayed for your enjoyment along with their history. Lots of see. Great educational dioramas and stories that will keep you fascinated. Gift shop is fun to...More

1  Thank Walsh13k
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18 July 2016|
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.
15 June 2016|
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.
9 September 2015|
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