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- Admission to the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
- Discover the fascinating world of shipwreck salvage as you explore this interactive museum
- Learn about one of Key West’s most famous wrecks and lift a genuine 64lb (29kg) silver bar from a 1656 shipwreck
- Get a feel for what it was like to live aboard a 19th-century ship
- Watch videos of explorers excavating ships off the Florida coast
- Take in the best views of Key West from the top of the Lookout Tower
What To Expect
The Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum celebrates the history of the Key West wreckers with two floors of artifacts from shipwrecks that includes treasures from the Spanish fleets of the 1600 and 1700s, as well as a large collection of pieces from the 1856 wreckage of the Isaac Allerton, one of the richest shipwrecks in Key West history. Explore them all and try to lift the silver bar from the wreck of a Spanish treasure ship in 1656.
There are also a variety of audio/visual presentations, including a below-sea-level theater that provides a look into Key West’s past to see what life was like for those people who risked their lives to recover the remains of shipwrecks. In fact, much of the salvaging was done without the use of any diving equipment. Ask any of the storytellers who wander the museum in period costumes.
Finally, visit the 65-foot lookout tower for an amazing view of the island city of Key West.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff