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McLarty Treasure Museum, Vero Beach

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The McLarty Treasure Museum is located at 13180 North A1A on Orchid Island, north of Windsor and Vero Beach, Florida, on the barrier island at the north end of Indian River County. The museum occupies part of the former site of the Survivors' and Salvagers' Camp - 1715 Fleet, and is part of Sebastian Inlet State Park. It houses exhibits on the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet,and it features artifacts, displays, and an observation deck that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. An A&E Network production, The Queen's Jewels and the 1715 Fleet, is shown, telling of the fleet's attempt to return to Spain when a hurricane struck off the Florida coast 300 years ago.The property for the museum was donated to the State by Mr. Robert McLarty, a retired Atlanta attorney who lived in Vero Beach. To visit McLarty Treasure Museum on your trip to Vero Beach, use our Vero Beach attractions planner.
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  • The museum is very educational about the 1715 fleet disaster and subsequent diving efforts to recover the valuable artifacts. The admission price is still $2.00. We spent about two hours looking at.....  more
    The museum is very educational about the 1715 fleet disaster and subsequent diving efforts to recover the valuable artifacts. The admission price is still $2.00. We spent about two hours looking at.....  more »
  • The museum is a treasure in itself! Well worth a two dollar admission. Cory was an absolute wealth of information and very knowledgeable. The volunteer staff also were very knowledgeable. We will be.....  more
    The museum is a treasure in itself! Well worth a two dollar admission. Cory was an absolute wealth of information and very knowledgeable. The volunteer staff also were very knowledgeable. We will be.....  more »
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  • My daughter went with her grandparents and cousin--both kids age 7. The kiddos loved it and couldn't stop talking about it. They loved the little 'treasure' hunt they did and both received a cool coin for finding all the relics. They even watched quite a bit of the documentary and enjoyed it. My parents both loved it as well. Highly recommend!
  • This museum was the best we went to in this area. Corey is a wonderful asset to the museum. He was so knowledgeable and even took us out to the boardwalk/ship to show my Mom and I exactly where the crew started finding treasure. Highly recommend this on your stop if you have a couple of hours to kill and want to learn about the culture rich history.

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