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Whydah Pirate Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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fun place, interesting exhibits worth the visit.

We decided to give this a shot and we were very happy with what we saw and learned. They even had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ludlow, Massachusetts
Priceless & Pirates!

You are not going to believe the pirate booty you will see! The Whydah sank 300 years ago. Come... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Orlando, Florida
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Experience Cape Cod's newest interactive science museum featuring real pirates and real treasures! A must-see attraction for all ages where you will touch, see and interact with the worlds only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in 1984 off...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
674 Ma-28, West Yarmouth, Yarmouth, MA 02673
+1 508-534-9571
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a pirate-themed playground or a knock-off Disneyworld and are willing to pay for it, I suppose this a fine destination. If you are looking for an educational experience about pirates and the Whydah, you'll be searching for lost treasure. Paying an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank abbyonadventure
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to give this a shot and we were very happy with what we saw and learned. They even had a working curator showing how they clean up and discover treasure trapped inside some of the sea floor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WalterStewart1952
Reviewed December 14, 2018

My wife and I finally got around to visiting this place (only after we found discounts by going to the Yarmouth Library) on tickets. I forget how much we saved but it was significant enough to visit. They do have some trinkets but there are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KBTM
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

You are not going to believe the pirate booty you will see! The Whydah sank 300 years ago. Come learn the story and discover the mysteries still being uncovered. An archeologist is literally uncovering history as you watch. She is extremely knowledgable and happily answers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank drbrds22
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Time well spent touring this museum. Great display of items recovered from nearby shipwreck - genuine stuff! Not ideal for children because it requires reading about the displays. Very educational, interesting for adults and mature kids, displays articles and treasure actually recovered from the shipwreck...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tutter2
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Amazing pirate museum in Yarmouth about a shipwreck off the coast of Cape Cod over 100 years ago. Try to get coupons or a groupon before you go, prices could add up if you go with a lot of people. Great exhibits and displays to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nubbypuppy
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Very interesting-not really a little children's museum. Lots to learn about the discovery of a pirate ship and all the treasure that has been discovered right here on the Cape. Be sure to use the $3.00 coupon found in many restaurants and hotel lobbies

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jet18284
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Just got back from our trip. The Pirate Museum was the best thing about the trip. Very educational. Would highly recommend it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Doreen F
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The museum is well put together, very visual, great for family fun. The guided, hand-held speaker part of the tour was a bit corny and there isn't any staff interaction on the tour, but the lab tech was cool and informative.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jpeg844
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I found this truly interesting, and was one of the highlights of the trip. It’s worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jessalayne
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Helene S
April 8, 2018|
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Response from kevandsons | Reviewed this property |
33.90 unless it has changed ? I live in Colorado and know they also have alot of different discounts ..great place !!
August 19, 2017|
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Response from Mike P | Reviewed this property |
It gives you a different perspective. It is very interesting to see these artifacts and the audio gives you information about them. You do not have to have it though as there are written descriptions too.
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, try the Groupon go to chamber of commerce. There's always monthly and weekly travel books for that area and they advertise in them also. Have fun!