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Whydah Museum

16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657-2226
+1 508-487-8899
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Real, Pirates ship treasures

A rainy day at the wharf, what a pleasant surprise! A national Geographic historic site. From... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Diane W
Nesconset, New York

Such a great find on the pier. An amazing discovery with a great display. Should definitely check... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657-2226
+1 508-487-8899
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

A rainy day at the wharf, what a pleasant surprise! A national Geographic historic site. From pheasant to Pirate, how they looked for and found the only existing real pirate ship! How they lived, and died together. they have military and senior discounts also small...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Such a great find on the pier. An amazing discovery with a great display. Should definitely check this out.Aaaarrrrggghhhh!

Thank mahuke
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Not a bad way to spend 45 minutes on a rainy day in Ptown! A lot of reading, but also some hands son stuff for the kids.

Thank ParanormalAP
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Barry Clifford found Sam Bellamy's ship at Marconi Beach and some of the relics are here. The museum is small and focused, but there is enough to stoke a child's imagination. Perfect rainy day activity.

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I visited the Whydah Museum with my 7 year old son who is obsessed with treasure hunting and pirates. We went through the museum on our first day in Provincetown and he spent the rest of the vacation begging me to go back so we...More

1  Thank Cbuck0316
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Went here recently with my wife's family, that includes 7 children ranging in age from 4 to 13. You would think that a pirate museum would be interesting to them, but unfortunately it was not. Too many static displays that involved lots of reading. Nothing...More

1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The museum centers on the wreck of the Whydah merchant ship, captured by Pirate Black Sam Bellamy. The ship came to its destruction just off Cape Cod, in a noreaster which destroyed the vessel and most of the crew. But the museum is also a...More

3  Thank William S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The story of she shipwreck and the north american pirates are exiting, but there are too many posters made from "typical" pirate stories and too little from the actual ship. It's a cute little museum, and they have free acces for teachers, but it's a...More

1  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 14 July 2017

In the front of this museum there was the usual pirate stuff for souvenirs. There was a fee to go into the main part of the museum. That area had more information about the salvage work being done on the wreckage. We did not pay...More

Thank marcar154
Reviewed 18 June 2017

After you pay your admission you have the option to see the Natural Geographic video before entering the museum. They put in the hour video for you to get the history but basically ask you to move on if more people enter when your half...More

1  Thank William R
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Response from CanadaVirgi | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - If my memory serves me I believe the cost is $12.00 per adult and less for children. We didn't have any children with us but it might be $5.00 or $8.00. It opens at 10:00 a.m and closes at 5:00 p.m. I hope that... More