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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, Key West

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
See 17th century artifacts acquired from wrecks of galleons, slave ships, and plundered pirate vessels at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Among a plethora of rescued pieces, you'll find gold and silver items, navigational instruments, iron shackles that were used to punish sailors, elephant teeth, cannons, olive jars, Aztec ceramics, old coins, and even seeds and insects. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the conservation lab and learn how 150-200 artifacts per year are cleaned, stabilized against deterioration, and preserved upon excavation. The gift shop showcases and sells recreated and authentic shipwreck treasures. Plan your Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Key West using our Key West vacation generator.
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  • Really enjoyed this visit. The artifacts are very well displayed. I'm more "into" Roman coins, but these are also interesting. Very clean and kid-friendly. 
  • Really enjoyed this museum. It was very interesting to learn about Mel Fisher and his quest to find this and other treasures. Would encourage you to get the audio for $2. In my opinion it was worth it...  read more »
  • We really enjoyed this museum. It is well worth the price of admission. Actual gold, silver and emeralds from the treasurer. 
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