Well, actually, November 13th is the day. What’s not to love about a real-life treasure hunt? Especially when it’s being hosted by the family and friends of one of the world’s greatest treasure hunters!
On Saturday, November 13th from 10 AM to 3 PM, the public is invited to participate in a very cool event at Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum in Sebastian. This real-life treasure hunt is co-hosted by KellyCo, on of the oldest and largest metal detecting retailers in the country.
Participants will be able to demo a metal detector in the search field behind Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum in which they can dig ONE target and KEEP what they find. The hidden treasures are a mystery but will sure be worth it for, as Mel himself would say, “the fun romance and adventure.” There will also be chances to win prizes.
Special guests include Scuba Wize, Terry Shannon, Boat Captains, and various metal detecting clubs. Archeologists as well as Fisher family members will be available to lend their expertise about treasure hunting and how you can find your own treasure. The event is open to the public and free, and attendees are asked to bring a canned good (or two) to donate to a local food bank just in time for Thanksgiving.
The museum gift shop will be open from 10-5 which, of course is free and open to the public. Museum entrance is $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for Seniors and $4.00 for kids 5-12 years. The museum always offers a fun scavenger hunt for kids during regular hours.
About Mel Fisher
In December of 1992, world famous treasure hunter, Mel Fisher, opened a permanent museum in Sebastian, Florida. Mel started his full-time treasure hunting career in Vero Beach when he moved there with his wife Dolores and their family, from California in 1963. Mel spent the next 7 years successfully salvaging the 1715 Fleet, a fleet of sunken treasure-laden ships, which sank off the coastline which is why the surrounding area got the name, "Florida's Treasure Coast". He was known for starting each day by telling his crew, “Today’s the day!” He then went on to discover the main pile of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha in July of 1985. This is the largest underwater treasure find in history. Mel's family continues the search for the remaining cargo of the Atocha today.
The museum is located at 1322 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958 and is open Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12pm - 5pm. Learn more about Mel Fisher and the museum at HERE.