Treasures of the Sea

Treasures of the Sea is a maritime museum that features treasure from the Spanish Ghost Galleon, the Nuestra Seniora de Atocha. This 17th century ship sank during a hurricane with millions of dollars of treasure off the coast of Key West, Florida. The museum features a beautiful collection of over $4 million in artifacts from the wreck. A variety of artifacts from bronze cannons and silver ingots to diamonds, emeralds, and gold on display. Trips begin with a 15 minute informative movie on the treasure hunt and the treasure hunter. Afterwards, the group follows a costumed guide through the exhibit where groups will see, touch, and learn about the treasure, culture, and the dangers of sailing in the 17th century. 
  
Contact Info
21179 College Dr., Georgetown, DE 19947. Sussex County. Tel: 302-259-6150. Email: treasures@dtcc.edu. Website: www.treasuresofthesea.org. Hrs: Vary. Same Day Booking: No.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.  
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 
SCOUT SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.
 

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