Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum celebrates its namesake's 1985 discovery of the hull of a 1622 Spanish Galleon named Atocha, uncovered about a one-hour boat ride from Key West that divers and the Fishers still explore. The treasure found was worth $500 million, and some of these artifacts are on display in this small museum that holds the largest single collection in the Western Hemisphere of 17th-century maritime and shipwreck antiques. This self-guided destination showcases information about the Fisher family, who continue to do salvage expeditions, as well as a slave ship exhibit of cracked cauldrons and other tools.
You can purchase discounted tickets from the tourist booth on Duval Street.