The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is a 501 (c) (3) accredited, not-for-profit organization existing to research, interpret, and exhibit the maritime history of Florida and the Caribbean in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, and stimulate inquiry.

THE MARIANA, A VOYAGE TO FREEDOM

The Cuban chug that made the journey from Cuba to Key West.

Plan a Visit / Exhibitions

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Plan a Visit / Exhibitions

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

CUBAN RAFTERS: WITH LITTLE MORE THAN THE SHIRTS ON THEIR BACKS

Florida Keys resident Dink Bruce has collected these personal possessions that tell the story of Cuban immigrants making the dangerous journey from Cuba to the USA.

ONGOING FAVORITE EXHIBITIONS

TODAY'S THE DAY

The story of Mel Fisher and the 16 year quest to find the Spanish galleon Atocha.

TREASURE & TRAGEDY: THE 1622 FLEET

 

The experience the journey between Europe and the New World through our rare artifacts.

SPANISH COINS: NEW WORLD COINS, OLD WORLD TREASURE

Explore the Spanish coins from the Golden Galleons.

THE TREASURE GALLERY

 

Amazing craftsmanship in gold, silver, and emeralds show the best of the Spanish Empire.

THE SEARCH FOR THE ATOCHA

Spanish salvage of the Atocha and Santa Margarita in 1622.

THE SCIENCE OF SHIPWRECKS

How we use archaeological techniques underwater to document and identify shipwrecks. 

THE ART OF CONSERVATION

Bringing artifacts from the ocean floor to museum display case is a fascinating journey.

PIRACY IN THE NEW WORLD

 

Buccaneers sought the cargoes from the Golden Galleons, learn who they were.

A SLAVE SHIP SPEAKS; THE WRECK OF THE HENRIETTA MARIE

The only merchant slave ship to sink in the course of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the western hemisphere. 

THE LAST SLAVE SHIPS

 

The incredible story of the slavers William, Bogota and Wildfire in Key West. 

TRAVELING EXHIBITION 

SPIRITS OF THE PASSAGE

The story of the trans-atlantic slave trade in the New World.

On exhibition at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum from February 1, 2019 through August 11, 2019.

For exhibition info click here.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS ARCHIVE

CLYDE BUTCHER: CUBA THE NATURAL BEAUTY

Incomparable images of Cuba from Butcher's UN sponsored photographic expedition.

Our Location

200 Greene Street  |  Key West, FL 33040

Open Daily

Monday through Friday
8:30 - 5:00
Weekends & Holidays
9:30 - 5:00
Did you know that the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is the only fully accredited museum in the Florida Keys? That means we’re more than just an exciting adventure story. We’re also a nationally recognized research and archaeology institution.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum - Galleon "Atocha"
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