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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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  • Having read and watched numerous articles and documentaries over the years, I just had to visit this museum. I was not disappointed! True, this museum may not be for everyone and it may not be the big...  more »
  • We found the wealth of information very informative and interesting. The story about Mel Fisher was presented in a way that was easy to follow and understand. We weren't sure about it as we entered bu...  more »
  • This is the story of a treasure hunter who finds the treasure after years and years of searching. Very well told - very interesting artifacts and treasure. Tip - costs an extra 2 dollars for the audio...  more »