Titusville Journals

Hunting Treasure Off The Coast Of Florida

A February 2003 trip to Titusville by Mary Dickinson

Quote: What this resort lacks in landscaping and architecture it makes up for in convenience for space-age enthusiasts. Interiors are plain but roomy, clean and in good taste. The outdoor pool was OK in February, but wildlife was more alluring. Our main reason for chooseing this resort was because it was near the treasure coast

Vacation Villas Resort

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Best Things Nearby:This is definitely space country. Everything you need to know about space in our country is right here. We enjoyed the space center with our kids many years ago and it's truly worth the trouble to take the kids there. I will never forget seeing what happens to the wings of a plane when the wind current hits it. Such a view is possible in the wind tunnel at the space center. My interest in Titusville on this visit was the treasure coast about 30 miles south on Route 1. This was as close as we could get to it.Best Things About the Resort:There is a lot of room inside and it is clean and comfortable and in good condition. The outside is not as attractive, b...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 27, 2003

Vacation Villas Resort
3795 Vacation Villas Lane
Titusville, FL 32780
(321) 268-2413

McCarty Museum

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Sebastian is a great place to go treasure hunting. The McCarty Museum on Rt.A1A in that town is built on the site where survivors from the Spanish galleons came ashore after they were shipwrecked in 1715. Their ships were laddened with gold dabloons and pieces of eight and it all dumped into the deep blue sea that will be in front of you as you look out from the ramp behind the museum. In this century salvagers have become famous hunting for the treasure from those ships. I know I'm not likely to find any but its so fun to go through the museum and see all the salvage and understand what it was and where it came from. Gold doesn't break down so any that is found is as good as the day ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 8, 2003

McCarty Museum
Route A1A
Titusville

Mel Fisher Museum

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Before you go to the museum look for tourist booklets about this area and you might find a discount coupon that will save you a lot on admission. One of a kind the Mel Fisher Museum shows the collections of one family and their team of workeres and the results of their work in marine salvaging. I found out about it when daytripping to Key West on a tour. (See my Key West journal) The museum features a 25 minute movie about their work and explains the museum itself. When you walk through, the workroom is right there and you can see from the experts how to preserve metal or anything that has been in the ocean for hundreds of years. China cups were dredged up from the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 8, 2003

Mel Fisher Museum
1322 US Highway One
Key West 33040
(305) 294-2633