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The Galleon Atocha
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.

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The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum depends on the contributions of individuals, corporations, and foundations to continue to provide our visitors learning and fun, wrapped up in one special place.

Individual contributions help keep your favorite exhibits in top-notch condition and our historic building operational. By contributing to the museum's Annual Fund, you are supporting informal learning opportunities and programs for children, families and schools.

Your support is critical to providing a high-quality experience at the Museum. Admissions, program fees, memberships and other earned revenue accounts for 65% of the museum's operating income. As a private independent non-profit organization, we rely on the generous gifts from our friends to make up the balance.


  • Online by electronic check, credit card, or from your PayPal Account

  • By mail via check, credit card, or money order

  • Gifts of appreciated stock

  • Bequests: If you would like to know that the future of our research, art, history, and science education is secure, Please consider making a bequest to Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in your will.



For more information about different ways of contributing to the Museum, please contact the Development Office by e-mail us or write to us at:


Development Office 
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum 
200 Greene Street 
Key West, FL 33040




Please click here to view guidelines regarding donations to organizations and a donation request form. No donation requests will be accepted by phone.

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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum - Galleon "Atocha"
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