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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 2 days ago via mobile

We were hoping to see more of the actual treasure that he recovered, but it was still a worthwhile experience.

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We paid the full price of about $15.00 to get in. It took us about 20 minutes to breeze through the entire place. We stopped at things we found interesting. I'm not that into this subject but found a few items to look at and...More

Thank Reagan S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum shows the recovery articles brought up from the Atocha. It is interesting and begins with a short film about Mel Fisher and his treasure hunting. The finds includes some emeralds and gold chains that are stunning. This is really worth a hour or...More

Thank Debbe A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Museum is a good way to step out of the Key West heat for a second and get a glimpse of an interesting story. Definitely check out the second floor.

Thank Chelsea S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is pure crazy what you can see in this museum!! Lots of valuable items found searching shipwrecks in the oceans and bays....well worth the time to tour and take in what was recovered from the ocean floor along with the technology used during the...More

Thank 711rickj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is very interesting, and starts off with a short video of Mel's life. A lot of pictures tell the story of ancient ships, ship life, male as well as female pirates, and slavery. Several recovered cannons are on display, along with other recovered...More

Thank tag-about
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really much of a museum. Don't waste your time. You would do better with an internet search or spend some time on Wikipeadia instead. They added a "Harry Potter" section to fill space. What a waste of time !!!

2  Thank dcyonce
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed seeing all the silver, emeralds, coins and gold chains. There was a lot of information about old ships and life aboard them.

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mel Fisher was a hunter of treasures laying at the bottom of the oceans as a result of ship wrecks. This museum not only displays the articles recovered from the floor of the ocean including gold and silver but also educate the visitors on maritime...More

Thank Dhanan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on the recommendation of a friend who lives in the area and it was amazing to learn the history of a man who would not give up on his dream...some neat artifacts and a great history lesson of a treasure hunter!

Thank FlashBack351
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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