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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission

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Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is the only fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys. That means this is more than just an exciting adventure story - it is also a nationally recognized research institution!


  • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Family friendly
  • Step back in time on a history tour



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Average 3.91 out of 5 stars based on 58 verified reviews from Tours of Key West and TripAdvisor

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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
Michael T, Sep 2022 Verified
Having heard the stories all of my life, it was great to be able to see and hear about this great adventure.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
Antoinette_F, Sep 2022 Verified
Enjoyed the history. Surprise by some of the stories of the Henrietta. Would recommend all to spend sometime and learn about the human spirit
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
jhayes222, Aug 2022 Verified
If you love stories of treasure hunters, or just loving to see how maritime operated years ago than I would suggest taking the tour. Gold,silver,artifacts. Very interesting.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
Tim W, Aug 2022 Verified
The visit to this fascinating museum was a nice diversion from the hustle and bustle around it. The history of Mel Fisher was fascinating and provided an inspiration to stick with things over the long haul. The artifacts on display were not just gold pieces, but relics from every day life on board 17th and 18th century ships.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
hnshopper, Aug 2022 Verified
This was my favorite attraction in key west. Our family is 2 parents, 3 kids (15, 11, 9). I didn’t know the story of the decades long search for the Atocha and it’s treasure. My kids did not want to use the audio head sets. So don’t feel the need to spend additional money on those. The video at the very beginning was enough to peak their interest in the rest of the museum to read the information and look at the displays. My husband liked it but was probably done in 20 minutes, kids done in about 30 minutes and I took my time and spent more like 40 minutes in the exhibits. The gift shop is great. The museum also offers a behind the scenes tour at certain times. If I have the chance to go back I will do that. If you like archeology, history, ship wrecks, treasure, large amounts of money, being rich, thinking about being rich, then this museum is for you. If your time is limited in key west put this at the top of your list.
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maxpaste, May 2022 Verified
We enjoyed our museum tour. We got the platinum package which gives you a second tour of the lab area where they are so conserving artifacts. Interestingly the museum is not owned by the Fisher family and I was expecting more gold and silver than they had on display. But it was still a fun visit and worth our time.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
SuzyQu15, Apr 2022 Verified
I have always been a sunken treasure fanatic and remember vividly following the stories of Mel Fisher and his discovery of the Spanish ship, Atocha, in the 1980’s. This museum was one of my priorities in Key West and it did not disappoint. The video at the beginning explained the story of Mel Fisher and his treasure hunting, and what you would see in the museum. It was amazing to see these gold and silver treasures. There are other exhibits as well, including those on pirates, slave ships and salvaging. If these are your interests, I highly recommend this museum!
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
Stefanie W, Mar 2022 Verified
Extremely unique museum with compelling artifacts. The 17th-century artifacts from the Atocha are fascinating as well as beautiful, and the signs are very informative. Upstairs there are exhibits on piracy, underwater archaeology, and the slave ship Henrietta Marie. I think this is the best museum in Key West.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
BlueJacketsFan, Feb 2022 Verified
This was an enjoyable little site to see. So much to see in the sea. You learn that you could do easily over look treasure at your feet in the ocean. My only disappointment was they no longer have the gold bar in the case that you could puck up. Due to they people thatstole it years ago.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
betti14, Jan 2022 Verified
I thought this was well worth the cost of admission. The story of this lost treasure and how it was found is pretty interesting. I love history and this exhibit covers centuries of cultures and events. It was great to do in the middle of the day when the heat was a bit much outside. They no longer allow you to handle the gold artifacts because apparently someone was able to laser cut a gold bar and remove it from its container. It has since been found and its thief prosecuted, but it ruined things for the rest of us who can no longer handle the gold in our own hands. Still worth the trip! Enjoy. Definitely get the audio that costs an additional $2.

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