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DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
+1 302-539-9366
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Small but worth a visit!

A great place to inspire young treasure seekers. Hard to believe so much has been found around the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amy M
,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Highlight of our trip to the shore!

This place looked unpromising at first glance— it’s located just above a shell gift shop. You... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Liz R
,
NY
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“second floor” (15 reviews)
“on display” (14 reviews)
“souvenir shop” (10 reviews)
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708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
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+1 302-539-9366
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"the owner"
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"hidden treasure"
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"rainy day"
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"these items"
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"gold bars"
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"free admission"
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"metal detecting"
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"impressive collection"
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"different kinds"
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"interesting things"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great place to inspire young treasure seekers. Hard to believe so much has been found around the Delmarva area! We have been coming to OC for years yet never visited this museum. Kids (9 and 6) found it very interesting on this cold/rainy day....More

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This place looked unpromising at first glance— it’s located just above a shell gift shop. You enter, walk to the back, head upstairs— and suddenly you’re in a world class collection of shipwreck artifacts— from coins to ship parts to instruments to old cobalt bottles...More

2  Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This little museum is something for the whole family. Take the time to read the descriptions, there are a lot of interesting things displayed that are in connection with ship wrecks and findings on the beach. Downstairs is the big store with souvenirs and lots...More

Thank Dagmar W
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is such a cool little museum. Lots of History on the coastal ship wrecks on the east coast shoals and lots of artifacts. Very educational. Just wish you could touch some of the things. Glad we stopped, was a great little side adventure for...More

2  Thank Extreme-OC-Lovers
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We visited in August and it is a small little museum. It is interesting to see the real artifacts discovered from shipwrecks and learn the history behind the items found. It is free but you can pay a small donation to help keep it running....More

1  Thank beachgrle1
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

we found out the hard way that this cute little museum is closed on Wednesdays - it is over a souvenir shop on Hwy 1 between Bethany Beach and Ocean City.

Thank Knightoffice
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

a very informative venture to the shipwreck museum. It was really interesting to see all the artifacts and read about them. But each description is extremely wordy, I lost interest far quicker than my husband because I didn't have my glasses. But we both really...More

Thank Lindsay Z
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Not only is there a free Shipwreck Museum upstairs, but the goodies and souvenirs in the store are great. The are all reasonably priced. In the back is a huge collection of all different kinds of shells at a very great price. We ALWAYS stop...More

1  Thank Craig H
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

So cool!! I never expected such a neat little place. An exceptionally outstanding collection of sunken fines. Really worth the stop

Thank Kimberlyaeb
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is amazing..., especially if the owner is there. A story with every object that has visitors enthralled!!! And..... it's free!! Best part of our visit to O.C.....Really!

Thank Becki V
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