Guests are invited to journey back to the mid-19th century at the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, which travel experts and visitors rate as a top attraction in Key West. Highlights of the museum include displays on the history of wreck salvage in the Florida Keys and the sinking of the legendary Isaac Allerton. Visitors can also climb to the top of the 65-foot Captain’s Observatory.
Hear the story of the Isaac Allerton which wrecked off Key West
Step back in history 150 years
Climb a 65' Captain's Observatory
Lift a genuine silver bar from a Spanish galleon
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Discover the perils of the shipwrecking industry as you journey back in time to 1851. See how the rewards of this dangerous profession made Key West one of the richest cities in America. Artifacts as well as a 65-foot observation tower make the museum a unique experience. Experience the mesmerizing tale of the Isaac Allerton, one of the richest shipwrecks in the history of Key West. Many of the artifacts on display come from her watery grave. Learn about Asa Tift and other individuals who made their fortunes in the exciting and perilous world of wreck salvage.
Then climb to the top of the lookout and imagine yourself spotting the wrecks of Spanish galleons and turn-of-the-century cargo ships like the wrecking captains of old. A top attraction in Key West for kids of all ages.