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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Key West
(3.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Explore maritime artifacts without getting wet, and learn how the locals made a living out of salvaging at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum. Throughout history, many ships have been lost in the treacherous waters off Key West. For a while, pulling in hauls from shipwrecks was the basis of the island's economy. At this museum, an actor portraying Asa Tift, the 19th-century salvaging baron, takes you on a tour of the building, which is a reproduction of Tift's warehouse. Many of the artifacts were carried by the merchant ship Isaac Allerton that sank in 1856 and yielded the greatest-ever booty from Key West shipwrecks. You'll also see artifacts recovered from other ships. Don't forget to climb up the 20 m (65 ft) tall wreck-spotting tower. Buy tickets at discounted prices online. Use our Key West trip itinerary builder to add Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum and other attractions to your Key West vacation plans.
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  • It is a good stop. The view from above is amazing. It is a must do! The museum itself is very interesting also. I am pretty sure we have done all the tours in Key West now. 
  • This is a combo museum & History Lesson about how Key West developed into one of the Major economic powers in it's early years - Good for kids to tour also, if they can keep their hands off the exhibi...  more »
  • I have to rate it as average for the amount of time it takes to go through the museum relative to the cost. We appreciated the presentation given by Jarrett on the day that we toured the museum. He wa...  more »