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.

Programs & Events/ What's Happening

International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 22, 2020  4p

Location: Key West African Memorial

1094 Atlantic Blvd. Key West, FL

Join in the global spiritual commemoration. All welcome.

Programs & Events/ What's Happening

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Lecture Series

  • Tuesdays in the museum courtyard beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

  • Limited seating available. First Come First Seated Basis.  Arrive early to avoid disappointment

  • No tickets or reservations required.

  • Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina (245 Front Street) Parking Lot will validate self-parking to attend the program. Present your garage ticket to us at the end of our program.

February 18:

Spanish accounts of the Wrecks of the Atocha and Santa Margarita, 1622-1678 

An exploration of the “Spanish period” in the history of the 1622 Fleet, including the ships, the people, and the ups and downs of the nearly 60-year effort by crews of Havana salvagers to find and recover the wrecks of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha and Santa Margarita.

February 25:

The 1564 Galleon Santa Clara: An Archaeological Adventure 

An unidentified shipwreck from the 1500s was first known as the “St. Johns” wreck, after the team that discovered it. Long and careful research by MFMM archaeologists has proved it to be the Spanish galleon Santa Clara of 1564, a ship with a fascinating history involving conquistadors, treasure, and Florida’s founding father.

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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200 Greene Street | Key West, Florida 33040