Street Address
200 Greene St.
Key West, FL 33040
Mailing Address
200 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040
phone: 305-294-2633
fax: 305-294-5671
e-mail: info@melfisher.org
web: www.melfisher.org
Hours
The Museum is open 365 days a year.
Monday - Friday8:30 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Saturday9:30 AM - 5 PM
Holidays use the weekend schedule.
Admissions
Adults - $15.00
Students with ID - $13.00
Children over 6 - $5.00
Conservation Lab Tours (weekdays): $15
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Melissa Kendrick, President/CEO
Tomlinson Rebecca, Ph.D, Museum Director
Jeffrey Phillips, Guest Services Manger
Corey Malcom, Director of Archaeology
Shannon Burgess, Education Coordinator
Monica Brook, Chief Conservator & Archivist
Dylan Kibler, Registrar
Bill Monaghan, Security
Lamika Winn, Guest Services
Connie Hurst, Guest Services
Yolanda Maloney, Guest Services
LaWanda Gibson, Guest Services
Jason Wallace, Facilities Manager
Bonnie Fritze, Executive Assistant

Description

Science of Shipwrecks: Excavation & Conservation

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society operates a two thousand square foot conservation laboratory that specializes in conserving underwater archaeological artifacts. This means all the artifacts that are either recovered from our archaeological expeditions or are donated are conserved on premises.

Treasures & Tragedy: The Story of the 1622 Fleet

Currently our collection contains approximately 100,000 artifacts and consists of a variety of inorganic and organic materials such as gold and silver bars and coins; precious jewels; various metals; glassware and ceramics; ivory as well as some organic artifacts such as wood, seeds, insect fragments, bones, and leather. The objects range from cannons, cross bows and other weaponry, to tools, ship's rigging, hardware, navigational instruments, personal items, galley utensils, shackles, trade goods and coin chests.

Henrietta Marie: Spirits of the Passage

In the summer of 1700, the English merchant-slaver Henrietta Marie sank in unknown circumstances thirty-five miles west of Key West, Florida. Shortly before this mishap, she had sold a shipment of 190 captive Africans in Jamaica.

Today, the Henrietta Marie is the world’s largest source of tangible objects from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. As such it has proved to be a "gold mine" of information about a pivotal period in African, European and American history. Artifacts from any aspect of the maritime slave trade are extremely rare. Among the objects found at the site of the Henrietta Marie are over eighty sets of shackles, two cast-iron cannon, Venetian glass trade beads, stock iron trade bars, ivory "elephant’s teeth," and a large collection of English made pewter tankards, basins, spoons and bottles.

Real Pirates of the Caribbean

Mission

To further the understanding and interpretation of maritime history and science, with particular reference to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Governance

Private Non-Profit

Library

Access: Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours