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Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
+1 305-294-2633
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We are a fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys. Come discover a museum rich in history! We have amazing treasure in our 1622 Fleet exhibit of the Spanish galleons discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew. Also thought provoking Spirits of the Passage and Key West African Cemetery exhibits to glean insights into the transatlantic slave trade and Key West's unique role in it. And don't miss our three new exhibits -- Spanish Coins in the New World, the Real Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Science of Shipwrecks. You can even take a lab tour to see how history is revealed through excavation and conservation of shipwrecks. Make plans to visit. We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year!
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200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
+1 305-294-2633
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My father and I were expecting very little before entering this museum. We were pleasantly surprised with the layout and the information presented. Lots of cool displays and artifacts. My only complaint is that the audio tour was lacking because it seemed like parts of...More

Thank Alextravels2799
Reviewed 3 days ago

Being that I was following Mel Fisher's journey to finding the Atocha as a kid, and remembering when Today's the Day really meant it back in 1985 I was thrilled to finally see the museum and it did not disappoint. Artifacts from the Atocha, as...More

Thank BigO824
Reviewed 3 days ago

On the recommendation of friends who SCUBA dive, we visited the museum. Boy, were we pleasantly surprised! First, pay the extra $2 for the self guided gizmo. The movie provides a nice overview and the numerous displays explain the story of the recovery of artifacts...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's fun to go through museums, but it seems like even more fun, if you participated a little in the discovery of some of the artifacts. Each time I have come here, I have been propelled back to when I was a really avid scuba...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such a great self guided tour, but the recorded device for a couple extra bucks really is worth it. Will walk away with a new appreciation for Mel Fisher.

Thank Cheritaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember reading about Mel Fisher years ago. His exploits in salvage are legendary. The museum is well curated with so many of his sea finds. The gold & the emeralds are amazing. His search for the Atocha wreck was certainly a quest for the...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this attraction to be amazing. It's a true story and the dedication to finding the treasure was astounding. This was a great tour and I bought a book on the Atochia later to get more detail. All of our group loved this tour...More

Thank ohlake2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I throughly enjoyed this museum. We used the audio tour feature and it was well worth it. Found this very informative. Highly recommend

1  Thank Martha K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I as surprised to find such an interesting museum in Key West. This museum has fascinating exhibits from a shipwreck that carried million in gold, silver and other precious jewelry. This is a must see if you are in the area. Plus with the heat...More

2  Thank ColoFireGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this museum and it was just as good as the first! Very interesting to see what the Spanish had collected and were sending back home prior to the ship sinking in a storm. Loved the story of how Mel...More

1  Thank balinesian
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18 July 2016|
Response from MFGuestServices | Property representative |
The museum is self-guided so that you can enjoy the exhibits at your own pace. You may choose an optional conservation lab tour on weekdays that runs from 25 minutes and up, based on questions and answers from participants.
14 June 2016|
Response from MFGuestServices | Property representative |
Hello. The audio tour is in English only. We do have native Spanish speakers on staff in the galleries who are willing to be of assistance.
8 September 2015|
Response from MFGuestServices | Property representative |
The museum visit is self-guided so you can proceed at your own pace. We suggest you allow at minimum one hour. Some fans who have followed the quest have been known to spend the entire day. It's entirely up to you. We want... More