Museums

Key West Shipwreck Museum

Availability: Daily
Duration: Flexible
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Explore two floors of artifacts from shipwrecks spanning a period of 400 years
  • Bring history to life with tales of the wreckers and their daring rescues
  • Lift a silver bar from the wreck of a Spanish treasure galleon
What to expect

Wrecking and salvage – the recovery of wrecked ships and their cargos (as well as the rescue of their crews & passengers) - was the foundation of Key West’s economy throughout the 1800’s. By the mid 1850’s, Key West had become the richest city per capita in the entire United States, all due to the wrecking industry.

The Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum celebrates the rich history of the Key West wreckers with two floors of shipwreck artifacts that include treasures from the Spanish fleets of the 1600s and 1700s, as well as a vast collection of pieces from the 1856 wreck of the Isaac Allerton. You can even lift a silver bar salvaged from the Spanish treasure galleon, Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas.

The museum itself is a recreation of 19th century wrecker tycoon warehouse that includes a 65-foot lookout tower. A variety of audio-visual displays (including a below-sea-level theater) create windows into Key West’s past and allow you to experience life as it was for the brave souls who risked their lives to retrieve shipwreck treasures.

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What's included
  • Audio and visual presentations
  • Below-sea-level theater
Reduced price
  • Children (4-12)
  • Children (under 4): free
Where

1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Meeting point:

Redeem your voucher at 1 Whitehead Street, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040

What to remember
  • Tour is self-guided
  • Reservations are not needed
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When
  • Daily: 9.00am-5.00pm
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Provider
Historic Tours of America
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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