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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 31 October 2016

I thought it was very interesting and very close to the hotel and not very expensive. People were very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Mdspike
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great Museum of the Key's Ares. The displays were fabulous and well done . We enjoyed all the history.

Thank Middlesex40
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Who doesn't like treasure and treasure hunting? No one I know. So going to the Mel Fisher museum was a bit of a no brainier. No need to spend the extra $2 for the audio, I barely used it. Explore the museum, ogle at the...More

Thank BH-Baltimore
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great little museum showing artifacts from sunken ships as well as history lesson from the early ship travels

Thank stewyvette
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I liked it, it's not a major museum, none of the fancy stuff, but hey, it's fun! You can touch a real bar of gold! It's nice and cool on a hot afternoon, you can see the whole thing within the hour. I would recmmomend...More

Thank Martijn R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Learned so much about a variety of topics here. Displays of recovered treasures were impressive. Loved the history of slave ships display. Very informational and good way to get out of the heat too.

Thank MontanaCyndi
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This museum was historically interesting, however, it should have been free and asked for a donation.

Thank ElaineL-S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was okay - I wish there were more of the discovered jewelry on display. There was a lot of different artifacts and stories but would love to see more on the bling. Also there was a short film at the beginning of the museum...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Amazing story of how this one man never gave up his dream and it came to fruition! The artifacts defy description and the historical information is exceptional. Great few hours!

Thank LLV280Z
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My entire family of treasure hunting enthusiasts totally geeked out in this museum. My husband and oldest have been reading about Mel Fisher's discoveries for years...can't even count how many documentaries I've endured. Encourage you to get the audio tour for the extra $2. We...More

Thank ibtsoom
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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