on August 17, 2003
If you find yourself wandering around downtown Key West looking for something interesting, the Wreckers' Museum is a good pick. The museum is a tribute to the shipwreckers who used to operate out of Florida. Situated conveniently downtown, the building itself is the oldest in Key West. It was constructed by a shipbuilder and actually has hatches throughout. The museum has many nautical antiques and model ships, and describes the hard lives of the men who salvaged the old wooden ships of the time. The backyard is host to a beautiful garden and a seperate kitchen building. The cost of the tour is $5 and is worth it for the education. I wouldn't classify the museum as something you must see, but is worthwhile if you have the time.
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