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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

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  • Visit the museum to experience the dangerous world of shipwrecking in the mid-19th century.
  • Learn about the fascinating story of the sinking of the Isaac Allerton, one of Key West's richest shipwrecks.
  • Climb the 65-foot Captain's Observatory and imagine yourself spotting Spanish galleons and cargo ships as the wrecking captains once did.
  • Enjoy a video presentation on the shipwrecking industry featuring underwater footage, interviews, and film clips.
  • See displays and artifacts that showcase the individuals who made fortunes in the exciting and risky world of wreck salvage.
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted (No need to print)


Come and experience an enthralling journey that will take you back in time to 1851 and immerse you in the hazardous world of shipwrecking. The role of shipwrecking in making Key West the wealthiest city in the United States will be revealed to you through an immersive museum experience. With the help of live actors and an exceptional collection of artifacts, you will witness the story of shipwrecking come to life. You can climb to the top of the 60-foot lookout tower and take in the breathtaking view of the surroundings, imagining yourself spotting the wrecks of Spanish galleons and cargo ships like the wrecking captains of the past.


Come and visit the history museum in Key West for an unforgettable journey back in time to the mid-19th century. This top-rated attraction offers visitors a unique tour of the world of shipwrecking, providing a glimpse into the perils and rewards of this dangerous profession that helped make Key West one of the wealthiest cities in America.
The museum boasts an impressive collection of artifacts and offers a fascinating video presentation on the history of wreck salvage in the Florida Keys, including the sinking of the legendary Isaac Allerton. Through live actors and an extraordinary collection of artifacts, the museum brings the story of shipwrecking to life, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the experience. For a breathtaking view of the surroundings, guests can climb to the top of the 65-foot Captain's Observatory, which offers a view similar to what the wrecking captains of the past experienced.
The experience continues with a mesmerizing video presentation about the shipwrecking industry. The presentation features film clips, interviews, and actual underwater footage in a re-created salvage warehouse. Visitors will be fascinated by the story of the Isaac Allerton, one of the richest shipwrecks in the history of Key West, and can view many of its artifacts on display. Guests can also learn about individuals like Asa Tift, who made their fortunes in the exciting and perilous world of wreck salvage.
The museum is a top attraction in Key West and provides a unique and immersive experience for visitors of all ages. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee, guests are sure to be captivated by the rich history and adventure that the museum offers. So come and join us for an unforgettable journey back in time to the world of shipwrecking in Key West. Book the tour now!


Schedule: Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm (Last entry at 04:30pm)
Duration: Self guided
Start Location: 1 Whitehead Street, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040


  • Museum Admission


  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Redemption Info

Departure Point: 1 Whitehead Street, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040. (Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time)
Mobile and paper vouchers are both accepted.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Tickets are valid until end of business day on date of use.
Reservation Notes: Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 12 months of the purchase date.
Booth Location: Redeem your eTickets at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum in Mallory Square. Attraction Location: 1 Whitehead Street, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040
Age Requirements: Child Ticket: 4-12 yrs. of age. Children 3 yrs. of age and younger are free.
Parking: Parking is available at Mallory Square or The Opal Key Parking garage.

Know Before You Go

Nearest intersection: Front St and Whitehead St.
Wheelchair/Stroller accessible. Observation tower is not handicapped accessible.
Seating is on a first come first serve basis.
Observation tower not handicapped accessible. For more information call: 305-292-8990.

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.