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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover a vital part of Florida’s history with admission to the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum. Explore two floors of artifacts from shipwrecks spanning 400 years, featuring treasures from the Spanish fleets of the 1600 and 1700s. Visit the 65-foot lookout tower that offers a spectacular view of the island. Check out the variety of audio-visual displays, including a below-sea-level theater, while storytellers in period costumes bring history to life with tales of the wreckers and their daring rescues. It’s a fun and fascinating experience for the entire family.
  • 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
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Departure Point

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634

Departure Time

6/15/2020 - 10/23/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
When the first Spanish fleets began to travel across the Florida Straits back in the 16th century, ships wrecked along the dangerous reefs of Key West and the Florida Keys. Salvaging the wreckage of those ships and their cargos, as well as the rescue of their crews and passengers — was the foundation of Key West’s economy throughout the 1800s. By the mid-1850s, Key West had become the richest city in the entire United States, all due to the lucrative wrecking industry.

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.
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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
Your shipwreck voyage begins in 1856, the year the Isaac Allerton sank. On your visit to the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, view artifacts from this ship, one of the richest shipwrecks in Key West history. Spend hours exploring the remnants of old ships and learning about the fascinating salvage industry through artifacts and interactive exhibits. Learn about how shipwrecks became a profession that made Key West one of the richest cities in America. See what it was like to work in the dangerous shipwreck scavenge industry back in the mid-19th century, as well what sorts of rewards were reaped. Sift through artifacts and watch informative video presentations as you dive deeper into this fascinating world. Watch actual underwater footage of a shipwreck. And summon all your strength to lift a silver bar salvaged from a Spanish galleon. Learn the intriguing story of the Isaac Allerton. Many of the treasures throughout the museum were excavated from its watery grave. Find out about the people who struck it rich risking their lives to recover wealth from the sea. Then do as the ship captains once did and climb a 65-foot (20-meter) observation tower for the pinnacle of your museum experience.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Historic Tours of America - Key West
Experience is offered by Historic Tours of America
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket.
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What is the maximum group size during Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Admission Ticket?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Jarico_A
, Jul 2020
Me and girlfriend both had fun and it was interesting seeing the cursed treasure and all the things that had sunk with the ships and also if you love ghost tours you should go on the trolley of doom tour
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Love hearing from our guests like you! Thank you for the review! We are glad you had a fun time.
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star-5
Absolutely entertaining!! The...
Catherine F
, Jul 2016
Absolutely entertaining!! The characters were knowledgable, friendly and professional. Highlight of our time in Key West!!! Absolutely a MUST DO if you're in Key West, the kids will love it!!
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In my opinion this was a very cheesy...
Barbara M
, Jun 2016
In my opinion this was a very cheesy attraction and not worth the money.
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