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About DiscoverSea

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum was founded with the goal of recovering and preserving our maritime heritage. The shipwreck museum opened in July of 1995 and is the product of years of research and hard work. The museum does not receive state or federal grants and is funded only by owner contributions and public donations.

The museum is an ever-changing exhibit that expands and diversifies with the acquisitions of new artifacts as they are recovered. Our collection of shipwreck and recovered artifacts is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic and contains shipwreck artifacts both regional and worldwide. Our current location houses about 10,000 artifacts at all times, while the other 80% are rotated throughout museum exhibits around the world. Our long-range goal is to expand our facilities to exhibit the entire collection at one location.

Through your DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum visit, lecture or program, you will travel through a hands-on experience, which will enable you to shake hands with history. We look forward to sharing with you the information that we are learning.

Museum Location and Contact Info

The Museum is located at 708 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, Delaware. We are conveniently located close to all major beach attractions. You may contact us at (302) 539-9366.

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Museum Hours

(Please call for availability -- Hours are subject to change!)

Opening weekend: March 30 - 31, 2024

April - June: Open Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July - August: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (Thursday - Tuesday)

September: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  (Thursday - Tuesday)

October - November: Open Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

December - March: Closed for Renovations


Closed on Wednesdays.

Motor-coaches & Group Tours Available Year Round

Free admission, donations appreciated!

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