Located above Sea Shell City on Route 1 in Fenwick Island, this museum offers an ever-changing exhibit that expands and diversifies with the acquisitions of new artifacts as they are recovered. The museum's collection of shipwreck and recovered artifacts is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic and contains shipwreck artifacts from around the world. It's current location houses about 10,000 artifacts at all times, while the other 80 percent of the collection is rotated throughout museum exhibits around the world.
Days/Hours of operation: June, July & August Open Daily 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. September Open Daily 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. October to April call for hours. April & May, Sat - Sun 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tours: Motorcoaches & Group Tours Available Year Round. Guided and self-directed tours available. Please provide a week’s notice for large groups. Otherwise, visit anytime during posted hours.
Focus: Ever changing displays focus on maritime history, ocean/dune ecology, archeology, shipwreck salvage, colonial history, East Coast and world shipwrecks
Ages/Grade levels: All ages
Materials: Handouts available. Can be mailed in advance with one week’s notice.
Suggested reading: See website.