Explore maritime artifacts without getting wet, and learn how the locals made a living out of salvaging at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum. Throughout history, many ships have been lost in the treacherous waters off Key West. For a while, pulling in hauls from shipwrecks was the basis of the island's economy. At this museum, an actor portraying Asa Tift, the 19th-century salvaging baron, takes you on a tour of the building, which is a reproduction of Tift's warehouse. Many of the artifacts were carried by the merchant ship Isaac Allerton that sank in 1856 and yielded the greatest-ever booty from Key West shipwrecks. You'll also see artifacts recovered from other ships. Don't forget to climb up the 20 m (65 ft) tall wreck-spotting tower. Buy tickets at discounted prices online. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Key West holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum reviews
This was a fun visit for myself and my 12 year old. We enjoyed seeing some of the artifacts. Movie at the beginning was too long. more »
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable but it’s a tourist trap for sure. Super small for the price we paid. We were in and out in like 15 minutes. The tower climb was fun but not worth the price we paid.
Was interesting place with lots of things to see concerning the sea and the area. They are in a busy touristy area with gift shops,restaurants and such. Tour buses, "trains" are plentiful to give tours. They also have cruise ship docks close by.
Plan your trip to Key West
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Key West
Museums in Key West
Hidden gems in Key West
Side trips from Key West
Shopping in Key West
Nearby attractions in Key West
Trips to Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum by other users
32 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Orlando Merritt Island Key West 32 days in Florida BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Orlando Merritt Island Key West 8 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Miami Key Largo Key West 7 days in Key West BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial Mallory Square Truman Little White House 6 days in Key West BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Key West Cemetery Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum Audubon House & Tropical Gardens 34 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM ISRAEL Dennis Boston Washington DC