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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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  • Went back recently Oct 2016 and you can no longer try to pick up a gold and or silver bar in the past you were able to and this was one of the reasons i came back with our 7 year old... their website ...  more »
  • Staff were helpful, when approached. Incredible wealth and beauty here. An incredible story of how these items were recovered, and their history. Probably not of interest for very young kids. 
  • This was our third visit to the museum; taking our friends who were first-time visitors to Key West...and it was fascinating AGAIN !! Glad they resumed the intro movie and the $2 audio tour as excelle...  more »