McLarty Treasure Museum

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McLarty Treasure Museum
McLarty Treasure Museum Sign.jpg
McLarty Treasure Museum is located in Florida
McLarty Treasure Museum
Location within Florida
Established 1971[1]
Location 13180 North A1A
Vero Beach, Florida ,
Coordinates 27°49′23″N 80°24′35″W / 27.822985°N 80.409622°W / 27.822985; -80.409622
Type Maritime Archaeology
Director Ed Perry

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,[2]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.[3]


  1. ^ The framed photo of the museum on display at the official opening, and currently on display in the museum, bears the official opening date of March 27, 1971.
  2. ^ Florida State Parks. "Sebastian Inlet Museum", Florida State Parks website. Retrieved on May 6, 2015
  3. ^ Atocha Treasure Company. "McLarty Treasure Museum", Atocha Treasure Company website. Retrieved on April 1, 2015


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