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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Review

In 1622 two Spanish galleons laden with riches from South America foundered in a hurricane 40 mi west of the Keys. In 1985 diver Mel Fisher recovered the treasures from the lost ships, the Nuestra Señora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita. Fisher's incredible adventure tracking these fabled hoards and battling the state of Florida for rights is as amazing as the loot you'll see, touch, and learn about in this museum. Artifacts include a 77.76-carat natural emerald crystal worth almost $250,000. Exhibits on the second floor rotate and might cover slave ships, including the excavated 17th-century Henrietta Marie, or the evolution of Florida maritime history.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Greene St., Key West, FL 33040 | Map It
  • Phone: 305/294–2633
  • Cost: $12.50
  • Hours: Weekdays 8:30–5, weekends 9:30–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Key West
Updated: 03-25-2013

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