The McLarty Treasure Museum is located at 13180 North A1A on Orchid Island, north of Windsor and Vero Beach, Florida, on the barrier island at the north end of Indian River County. The museum occupies part of the former site of the Survivors' and Salvagers' Camp - 1715 Fleet, and is part of Sebastian Inlet State Park. It houses exhibits on the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet,and it features artifacts, displays, and an observation deck that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. An A+E Networks production, The Queen's Jewels and the 1715 Fleet, is shown, telling of the fleet's attempt to return to Spain when a hurricane struck off the Florida coast 300 years ago.
The property for the museum was donated to the State by Mr. Robert McLarty, a retired Atlanta attorney who lived in Vero Beach.
- ^ a b Florida State Parks. "Sebastian Inlet State Park History", Florida State Parks website. Retrieved on December 06, 2007
- ^ Atocha Treasure Company. "McLarty Treasure Museum", Atocha Treasure Company website. Retrieved on April 01, 2015
Front view of McLarty Treasure Museum
Front obique view of McLarty Treasure Museum
Historical marker in front of museum designating the site of the Survivors' and Salvagers' Camp - 1715 Fleet