The BEST Episodes of Mysteries at the Museum

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Network: Travel Channel

Host Don Wildman introduces us to a wide variety of museums from across the United States, each filled with extraordinary, often bizarre artifacts with amazing tales to be told -- and secrets to be revealed.

Hitler Diaries, Hobby Horse and Parting the Red Sea

#1 - Hitler Diaries, Hobby Horse and Parting the Red Sea

Season 17 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 16, 2017

Don Wildman examines purported diaries of Adolf Hitler; a weather disaster that led to the invention of the bicycle; and a possible scientific explanation for the story of Exodus.

star 8.55
11 votes
Battle on Ice, Lost Andree Expedition and Alaskan Sea Monster

#2 - Battle on Ice, Lost Andree Expedition and Alaskan Sea Monster

Season 17 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 1, 2018

Don Wildman explores the slippery strategy of a medieval general; searches for the fate of a lost expedition; and investigates a bizarre creature from the deep.

star 8.44
9 votes
Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy's Revenge

#3 - Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy's Revenge

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2014

Host Don Wildman investigates a revolver that was responsible for global consequences, a bare-bones plane that speaks to a perilous, record-breaking adventure, and a set of mug shots that represents a link between a notorious crime ring and an unlikely hero.

star 8.38
8 votes
Winter War, Terror in Antarctica and First Snow Globe

#4 - Winter War, Terror in Antarctica and First Snow Globe

Season 17 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 25, 2018

Don Wildman explores the slippery strategy of a medieval general, searches for the fate of a lost expedition and investigates a bizarre creature from the deep.

star 8.25
8 votes
Ancient Alien, Killer's Curse and Ground Zero Ship

#5 - Ancient Alien, Killer's Curse and Ground Zero Ship

Season 23 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 21, 2018

Don Wildman examines an ancient carving that could tell of aliens visiting Earth, a scalpel used by America's first serial killer and a piece of wood from a ship mysteriously buried beneath the World Trade Center.

star 8.18
22 votes
The Spy That Saved Washington; The Monster in the Egg; Hatfields and McCoys

#6 - The Spy That Saved Washington; The Monster in the Egg; Hatfields and McCoys

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 29, 2016

Don Wildman uncovers a British plot to assassinate George Washington, investigates the bizarre trial of a rooster that hatched an egg and examines America's most notorious family feud.

star 8.13
15 votes
Operation Toothpaste, Case of the Kates and White River Monster

#7 - Operation Toothpaste, Case of the Kates and White River Monster

Season 17 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 11, 2018

A Nazi stockpile of radioactive materials; a scandalous case of a stolen identity; the truth behind a monster that terrorized the residents of a tiny Arkansas town.

star 8.13
8 votes
Invention of the Doughnut, Cleopatra in a Carpet and Flight of Fancy

#8 - Invention of the Doughnut, Cleopatra in a Carpet and Flight of Fancy

Season 19 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 8, 2018

Don Wildman investigates the high seas drama behind the invention of one of the country's favorite treats, a plot unrolled by Egypt's most iconic queen and the world's most dangerous balloon race.

star 8.12
25 votes
The Goliath Bone, Money to Burn and Self-Serve Superstore

#9 - The Goliath Bone, Money to Burn and Self-Serve Superstore

Season 14 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 2, 2017

Don Wildman inspects a mysterious prehistoric bone, investigates an incendiary war plot to help defend America and unearths the origins of a strategy that revolutionized the shopping industry.

star 8.11
9 votes
Buried Alive; Who Really Invented the Telephone; Hoover Saves Belgium

#10 - Buried Alive; Who Really Invented the Telephone; Hoover Saves Belgium

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2016

Don Wildman examines one of the greatest mysteries of ancient history in Pompeii, Italy, unravels the truth behind the invention of the telephone and exposes a former president's mission to save millions from starvation.

star 8.05
22 votes
Alligators in the Sewers, Unstoppable Car, Founding Forensics

#11 - Alligators in the Sewers, Unstoppable Car, Founding Forensics

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 16, 2015

Stories of alligators prowling New York City sewers are explored. Also: The host checks out a car in San Diego that has been customized with everything including the kitchen sink; and finds evidence of Paul Revere being a forensic hero in Boston.

star 8.00
20 votes
Forgotten Lindbergh, Fordlandia, Forest Owlet Fraud

#12 - Forgotten Lindbergh, Fordlandia, Forest Owlet Fraud

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 2015

An odd glass medical devise invented by an aviator is inspected in Chicago; and a set of tools used in a failed auto business are examined in Michigan. Also: A bird specimen reveals a case of deception at Harvard University.

star 8.00
16 votes
Hughes Hoax, Rat Bomb and Friday Night Liars

#13 - Hughes Hoax, Rat Bomb and Friday Night Liars

Season 15 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 20, 2017

Don Wildman investigates a twisted tell-all about the world's most elusive billionaire, an explosive rodent infestation that helped America beat the Nazis and a conman's bogus ballgame that was brought down by his own teammates.

star 8.00
8 votes
Alaska Highway, Tale of Beatrix Potter and Cleopatra's Needle

#14 - Alaska Highway, Tale of Beatrix Potter and Cleopatra's Needle

Season 18 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 22, 2018

Don Wildman explores the story of how one man blazed a trail that changed the course of history, the little-known story behind a classic piece of children's literature and a bizarre discovery floating in the middle of the ocean.

star 8.00
13 votes
Leonardo's Parachute, School Children's Blizzard and Muddy Discovery

#15 - Leonardo's Parachute, School Children's Blizzard and Muddy Discovery

Season 18 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 29, 2018

Don Wildman examines model of a parachute invented by a world-famous renaissance man, an ancient coin made of gold that was possibly dug up by an mythical beast and a weather-beaten cabin once home to a man that changed music history.

star 8.00
2 votes
Fleeing Fidel, Murder by Shark and Inflated Feud

#16 - Fleeing Fidel, Murder by Shark and Inflated Feud

Season 17 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 14, 2017

Don Wildman examines a young man's escape from Cuba, a murder revealed by a shark, and a duel that took place in hot air balloons.

star 7.95
22 votes
The Witch is Back, Edison's Little Monsters and I Love Toothy

#17 - The Witch is Back, Edison's Little Monsters and I Love Toothy

Season 23 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 17, 2019

Don Wildman investigates the terrifying return of the Bell Witch, Thomas Edison's most bizarre invention and how a television legend inadvertently helped the Allies win World War II.

star 7.93
15 votes
Wallenda Walks, Crazy Taxi and Rest in Peat

#18 - Wallenda Walks, Crazy Taxi and Rest in Peat

Season 14 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 30, 2017

Don Wildman examines a piece of cable used by a legendary aerialist during a high-wire walk, a French taxi that helped defeat the Germans during World War I and a piece of bone from a mysterious mass burial discovered in a Florida bog.

star 7.92
12 votes
Sergeant Bill Goat Hero, Gilded Grudge and Osage Investigation

#19 - Sergeant Bill Goat Hero, Gilded Grudge and Osage Investigation

Season 17 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 18, 2018

A goat who served in World War I, a feud between two prominent New York families, and a nefarious cattleman who murdered Native Americans for money are showcased.

star 7.91
11 votes
Oakland Poltergeist, King Tut's Alien Jewel and Cursed Castle

#20 - Oakland Poltergeist, King Tut's Alien Jewel and Cursed Castle

Season 22 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 27, 2019

Don Wildman investigates a sinister haunting at a California mansion, an ancient Egyptian relic that some believe is from beyond the stars and a scorned ship captain's curse which may have ruined a family fortune.

star 7.90
10 votes
Jack the Ripper in New York, Jim the Penman, Locust Swarm

#21 - Jack the Ripper in New York, Jim the Penman, Locust Swarm

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 3, 2013

Don investigates an aged dossier's connection to Jack the Ripper. He also explores the story of a counterfeit $20 bill; and examines a specimen of a locust.

star 7.88
50 votes
Terra Australis, Operation Underworld and Heroine Hostess

#22 - Terra Australis, Operation Underworld and Heroine Hostess

Season 18 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 8, 2018

Don Wildman examines an unlikely alliance between the military and a mob boss, a death-defying voyage on the high seas and a high-flying heroine who went above and beyond the call of duty.

star 7.88
16 votes
Serial Mourner, Glacier Inferno and Desert Giants

#23 - Serial Mourner, Glacier Inferno and Desert Giants

Season 22 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

Don Wildman investigates a mysterious family curse that terrified a small town, a father and son's desperate attempt to escape an out-of-control inferno and the story behind the more than 200 giant figures carved into the barren Colorado landscape.

star 7.88
8 votes
Italian Sherlock Holmes, King of the Airwaves and Texan Takes Moscow

#24 - Italian Sherlock Holmes, King of the Airwaves and Texan Takes Moscow

Season 19 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 22, 2018

Don Wildman investigates the origins of the mob, the dramatic story behind a reluctant ruler and the piano prodigy who helped thaw the Cold War.

star 7.86
7 votes
Spaceship on the Beach, Boogie Bomb and Wyatt Earp's Great Escape

#25 - Spaceship on the Beach, Boogie Bomb and Wyatt Earp's Great Escape

Season 22 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 13, 2019

Don Wildman investigates an out-of-this-world object that washed up on a beach, the explosive story of how a WWII bomb ended up buried beneath New York City and a Wild West lawman's epic jailhouse escape.

star 7.86
7 votes