Florida's Treasure Coast

Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum

The Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum is located at 1322 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, Florida. It houses exhibits on archaeology and the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet. Taffi Fisher, Mel Fisher's daughter opened the museum in December 1992 in an old abandoned fire station after renovating the building. The museum has a working conservation laboratory used to preserve and clean artifacts recovered from underwater with an observation window inside the museum. This museum -- where you can see millions of dollars in treasures from the doomed Spanish fleet that went down in 1715 -- is truly priceless. Although not as extensive as the museum in Key West, the exhibits here include gold coins, bars, and Spanish artifacts that are worth a look. The museum certainly piques one's curiosity about what is still buried at sea: treasures continue to be discovered each year.
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Spanish Ship Model, The"Atocha"

Gold Chain, Ingots & Finger Bars

Siver 8 Realles

Siver & Brass Belt
& Shoe Buckles

Iron Grenades &
Cannon Balls

Silver Bar No. 569 recovered
from the Atocha Shipwreck

Bar Shot

Indian Carved
Silver Condor Plate

Pirate and Jewels
in Video room

Gold Finger Bars
and Gold Disc

Painting of 1715
Fleet Shipwreck

Emerald and Gold Rings
Recovered 1997-2000

McLarty's Treasure Museum

Come and experience why this area has come to be known as the "Treasure Coast." The McLarty Treasure Museum is located on the barrier island at the north end of Indian River County, and is part of the Sebastian Inlet State Park. Situated on a survivors camp of the ill-fated 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet, the museum features artifacts, displays, and an observation deck that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. An Arts and Entertainment production The Queens Jewels and the 1715 Fleet is shown, telling of the fleets return to Spain when a hurricane struck off the Florida coast nearly 300 years ago. Still today, salvagers work to recover gold, silver, and the "Queens jewels" that were lost to the sea and its sandy shores.

Silver Cobb Coins

Helmet and Breast
Plate Armor

Twelve Pounder Cannon,
from 1715 Spanish Shipwreck

Weapons of War

Spanish Ship Routes

Reales, French and
Spanish Coins

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