Situated in the picturesque Key West Bight, explore this contemporary museum featuring hands-on displays, raw video footage, unique relics, and an exclusive replica of Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park.
Take a journey through this interactive portrayal of Key West's history to learn about the industries of sponging, turtling, fishing, cigar making and tourism that made Key West so renowned. Touch an authentic silver bar from the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha which sunk with gold bars, silver coins and emeralds during a hurricane off Key West in 1522. Get to know Henry Flagler - John D. Rockefeller’s partner in Standard Oil - by examining the original paymaster’s railway car from Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway. Inside Maggie Atwell House view the only remaining wooden structure erected by FEC personnel and discover more about building a railroad over open seas and across Florida Keys' mosquito infested mangrove swamps.