Recent Searches
Clear
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

Free admission
Open daily
200 Greene Street, Key West, 33040-6516

The basics

From the slave trade to pirate ships, the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum preserves the seafaring history of Key West, which still attracts treasure hunters from around the world. The museum offers tours of their onsite Conservation Lab on weekdays; check the website for hours. Tickets to the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum can be booked online—it’s a time-saving strategy that helps take care of planning in advance. 

Show all
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
$17.50 per adult
Traveler Favorite
This was amazingly...
This was amazingly wonderful museum. So much to see and read. Make sure you give yourselves time. I think all museums should have information at each item. That is what I enjoy the history
Ginny_D, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Key West

star-5
Worth the visit
Jon_D, Apr 2022
Skip the Line: Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket and Audio Tour
A wonderful story of a dream a family, and a long journey. Real gold and silver, tragedy and success.
star-4
The quest of a lifetime!
thomas_k, Mar 2022
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
Just the story of Mel Fisher’s struggle to find gold and the results of his battle with the state of Florida over the $300,000,000.
star-5
Bounty $$$!
Erin_O, Dec 2021
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
Largest priceless finds arr here. Unbelievable history of the wreckers and how the Keys got its wealth.
star-5
A Treasure of Information
Cearnals-Mainers, May 2021
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
Very Interesting. (Happy they had chairs for my parents to sit every now and again). Having the actual items from the sea, to see, was amazing. The story was wonderful. So well defined and elaborate. The slave trade information was unnerving but very educational. Cuban missle crisis review was wildly informative. We enjoyed the museum immensely.
star-5
Museum tour
Janine, Oct 2020
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Admission Ticket
Interesting history of shipwrecks and treasure hunting around the Keys. Teachers and students would be especially interested in the artifacts and pictures.
We perform checks on reviews

Things to know before you go

  • Great for history buffs and ocean lovers.
  • The museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible, with loaner wheelchairs available for use.
  • Certified service animals are welcomed in the museum.
Show all

How to get there

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, close to top Key West attractions including Mallory Square and Mile Marker Zero. As with most central Key West destinations, parking is limited and streets are narrow, so it’s best to avoid driving if possible. Hop-on hop-off tours of Key West and Key West trolley tours stop nearby, making these a convenient option. The free Duval Loop Shuttle also stops at the museum.

Show all

Trip ideas

How to Spend 3 Days in Key West

How to Spend 3 Days in Key West

How to Spend 2 Days in Key West

How to Spend 2 Days in Key West

Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving Spots in Key West

Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving Spots in Key West

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West


When to get there

Open daily, the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum offers Conservation Lab tours twice daily on non-holiday weekdays; call ahead or check the website for updated tour times. As the museum is rarely crowded, there’s no bad time to visit, and most travelers take between one and three hours to visit the museum’s exhibits.

Show all

Other Shipwreck Sites in Key West

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum isn’t the only place to find treasure. Another favorite is the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, which recreates a 19th-century wrecker’s warehouse. With snorkels or scuba gear, you can see the wrecks themselves on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Shipwreck Trail, a series of nine historic shipwrecks including a 3-masted sailing ship, a former US Navy destroyer, and a Spanish treasure ship sunk off Indian Key. 

Show all
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Mel Fisher Maritime Museum?
Q:
What else should I know about attractions in Key West?
A:
As well as visiting the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: