McLarty Treasure Museum, Vero Beach

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The McLarty Treasure Museum is located at 13180 North A1A on Orchid Island, north of Windsor and Vero Beach, Florida, on the barrier island at the north end of Indian River County. The museum occupies part of the former site of the Survivors' and Salvagers' Camp - 1715 Fleet, and is part of Sebastian Inlet State Park. It houses exhibits on the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet,and it features artifacts, displays, and an observation deck that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. An A&E Network production, The Queen's Jewels and the 1715 Fleet, is shown, telling of the fleet's attempt to return to Spain when a hurricane struck off the Florida coast 300 years ago.The property for the museum was donated to the State by Mr. Robert McLarty, a retired Atlanta attorney who lived in Vero Beach.
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  • This museum is nicely done and educates you about the 1715 sinking of the Spanish Armada. Good history of the treasure coast of Florida  more »
  • Been coming to the "Treasure Coast" since 1980 and after visiting this place, I finally know the source of that name. Great display of artifacts and buried treasure finds. Don't miss the extremely dat...  more »
  • Nice little museum. Didn’t expect much but we were looking for something to do on a rainy day. Very impressed with the exhibits. Can’t beat the price of admission. Would have liked to enjoy the outdoo...  more »
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  • A must see. Real pirate treasure! Love walking out on the pirate ship deck. Great staff and a nice little stop on a beach day! My daughter loved at age 4 and again at 6.
  • Cool little museum showcasing the wreck of the Spanish Silver Fleet in 1715 and the modern efforts to recover the treasure. Includes a detailed video about the history behind the silver fleet, how people discovered the wreck almost 300 years later and the divers who continue to bring up treasure. Also includes artifacts and diarams.
  • This is a wonderful little Museum only 2 bucks at door,great history to learn, the little video was neat to watch, my only complaint is that if you bring children teach them respect, don't let them run an play in the museum area, this is a place of great tragedy an people who want to pay respects should not have to deal with misbehaving kids that are old enough to know better!! The people at the door are so sweet an knowledgeable, the gifts you can buy are reasonable an beautiful(look at the art from a nut that looks an feels like ivory) I also loved the tree out front that was wrapped around another (looks like legs in back an a monster face in front) grew naturally but awsome! The observation a deck is a beautiful view!! Go enjoy our FL history but be mindful of others there
  • If you are on Highway A1A and interested in history, this is a must stop. The Museum is insight to the origins of the early 18th century trade routes of the ocean. It features the very famous Astrolabe. On display is a literal trove of historic treasure, fitting to the name, but the quality simply can not be put into words. There is something for everyone here. On the grounds of the property there is a patio that resembles the front of a ship, but the important aspect is that it provides a view of where Famed treasure hunter Mel Fisher found the wreck site of the Atocha. For those very interested, bring a notebook and camera. The staff has more knowledge then a person should be able to comprehend, and they entertain every question. A true must stop. If I had to name one con to balance this out it would be that only the inside of the museum has air conditioning. It is a place you will never forget!
  • The McLarty Treasure Museum is worth the trip! There are very interesting exhibits, and a great staff.

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