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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, Key West
(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 seeing this museum. The things that survived the wreck are truly amazing. Can't believe the amount of treasure on display. I will warn you that the elevator is broken and it doesn't loo...  more »
  • There were few interesting artifacts and treasures and little information. We got as much, if not more information from the jewelry shop on Duval Street. The price of admission is a rip off. We left f...  more »
  • A visit to this place will help you get to know one of Key West's truly iconic characters, the late Mel Fisher. His story in search of the mother lode treasures of the Spanish ship, The Atocha, could ...  more »