Mel Fisher Museum

Key West, Florida

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Feb 21 ~ Feb 27
If you’re looking for a wonderful day out with the family, the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West is an ideal choice. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about exciting maritime history through interactive exhibits, field trips, and more. Whether you’re a beginner just starting to explore marine archaeology or someone who loves discovering lost artifacts, there is something here for everyone at this unique museum.

Mel Fisher Museum Visitors Guide

The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum was founded by Mel Fisher, a notable treasure hunter who spent the majority of his life looking for shipwrecks off the Florida coast. At the museum, you can see a diverse collection of artifacts from 17th-century shipwrecks including the Henrietta Marie, Nuestra Señora de Atocha, and Santa Margarita. With its collection of artifacts from old ships, you can gain valuable insight into the lives of sailors over the years. Some of the most popular artifacts include cannons, gold coins, and silver.

You’ll also find an assortment of emeralds with a magnificent 77.76-carat uncut crystal. One of the main features of this museum is the Atocha exhibit, which includes a replication of the ship's sterncastle, along with many of the actual artifacts that were found in the wreck. Along with its exhibits, the museum provides extensive educational programs for visitors of all ages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What attractions are the nearest to Mel Fisher Museum?

The nearest attractions are Key West Aquarium, Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

2. How long does it take to tour the museum?

It takes on average one to three hours to complete a tour.

3. How much gold did Mel Fisher discover?

Mel Fisher found $450 million worth of gold.

4. How much is Mel Fisher’s family worth?

Mel Fisher’s net worth was $100 million.

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