St. Augustine Shipwreck Museum & Gallery to open


The St. Augustine Shipwreck Museum & Gallery recently announces its grand opening will take place on July 1.

This family-friendly museum is packed with exhibits and artifacts that will unveil some of the world’s most famous and interesting maritime adventures and disasters of all time, and, of course, treasures from shipwrecks like the R.M.S. Titanic, The Nuestra Senora de Atocha, The S.S. Central America, the 1715 Spanish Fleet and more from the coasts of Florida, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, China, and the world — dating as far back as the 16th century. During their museum journeys, visitors can enjoy up-close, fun shipwreck treasure experiences.

The museum’s attractions include exhibits of hundreds of valuable artifacts from some of the world's most famous shipwrecks. Visitors will be able to participate in the Titanic Tribute exhibit and take photos on the ship’s iconic staircase in front of its famous clock. They will also be able to search for underwater treasure operating mini-submersibles in ROV tanks and tour detailed models of these famous ships before they met with disaster.

“We’ve designed dozens of exhibits and on-site experiences that showcase some of the world’s most famous shipwrecks,” says museum co-founder and marketing director Gene Fedele. “Our goal is to share their treasures and their stories with the world and make it interesting, educational, and fun for everyone!”

Plus, coming soon, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the museum’s “Treasure Hunt of St. Augustine” adventure — a real-life treasure-hunt experience solving riddles and following clues planted throughout historic downtown St. Augustine — and bring home some treasure of their own.

Patrons will enjoy interactive, educational and hands-on tours and experiences of these famous shipwrecks and the amazing and priceless artifacts they left behind. They will also be able to select art gallery and shipwreck novelties as well as gift purchases in the museum’s gift shop.

The St. Augustine Shipwreck Museum & Gallery is located in a historic two-story renovated building, from the late 1800s, situated in downtown St. Augustine at 46 Charlotte St., just one block from the Castillo de San Marcos Fort. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets are $20 for adults, $14 for youth (12 and under) and free for children 3 and under.

For reservations for special events and/or school tours, call (833) 284-7447. For more information about the museum, go to