Shipwreck Historeum Museum
- Meet Asa Tift as he Turns Back the Pages of History, Greeting You in his Fascinating Warehouse, Surrounded by the Booty from the Reefs
- Relive the Life of the Wreckers as they Fight the Storms to Save the Lives and Cargo on the Trecherous Reefs on the Florida Keys
- Listen to Their Tales of Dangerous Wrecks and Daring Recoveries
- Discover the Artifacts from the Shipwreck Isaac Allerton. Partially Salvaged When She Sunk in 1856 and Rediscovered in 1985, the Isaac Allerton was the Richest Shipwreck in Key West's History
Step back to Key West of 1851 and discover the treacherous world of shipwrecking and how it made Key West the richest city in the United States. Live actors, artifacts, laser technology and a 60-foot lookout tower make the experience one of a kind.
Guests will enjoy a video presentation about the shipwrecking industry. Filled with interviews, film clips and underwater footage, the video takes place in a re-created wrecker's warehouse.
Hear the story of the Isaac Allerton, which wrecked off of Key West in 1856. On display are many of the treasures from the wrecks of the Isaac Allerton and others. Visitors step back 150 years in history as they meet Asa Tift in his warehouse. The families whose fortunes were made in this exciting yet dangerous industry reveal their stories.
Climb up to the 65 foot captain's observatory and watch the reef for wrecks like the wrecking captains of the 19th century.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.