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Whydah Museum

16 MacMillan Wharf, PO Box 493, Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-8899
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Ranked #21 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Specialty Museums
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Andover, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very interesting topic but big waste of time. Hardly any artifacts to see. Lots of newspaper articles on the wall. Your time is better spent on Wikipedia or other websites if you want to learn about the Whydah.

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Although there were some very interesting artifacts, the museum is small and requires a lot of reading. Not a problem for interested adults, but I think that unless you have a highly motivated and highly interested child, most kids will find this a bit on the dull side. There are a few interactive displays at the end. Most notable being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Some of the artifacts were touring in California, but it was very exciting to know that this "dig" is still going on. A good selection of informational books for adults and pirate "stuff" designed to thrill the heart of any bloodthirsty eight to ten year old.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a very good way to learn about pirates and shipwrecks. My husband was upset because the bell was on tour but he was glad to know that they are moving to a larger place in Hyannis in the Spring where they can show more of the artifacts. The visit starts out with a video about the find and... More

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Adams, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was fun, alot of stuff to read on the walls so it might be difficult for little kids, but there are alot of artifacts to look at. I learned some interesting things about pirates in general and the Whydah in particular. It is the only documented pirate shipwreck ever found. You don't feel bad about the Whydah getting captured... More

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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

On a recent vacation to Cape Cod we took a trip with out 7yr old daughter and 11yr old niece up to Provincetown for the day. I had looked into this museum before our trip and thought it would be a good rainy day activity. It definitely was! The introduction is a little slow moving at first, but the exhibits... More

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Astoria, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I really enjoyed this museum. I have always had an interest in pirates due to some interesting family history. I had actually read the book Expedtion Whydah prior to visiting so seeing the exhibit brought it all to life for me. That said, I have been several times in different years and would have given an excellent, but on some... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had a good time touring through this museum and learned a good deal about what pirates were all about and what they were not. Nicely done - partnered with National Geographic.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I happened to see a TV segment on this on the Boston Channel 5. I am so happy that I saw it! My 9 year old grandson is interested in pirates as are many his age. This 9 year old read, listened and studied all that was offered. He just absorbed the information. The story of the search for the... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is another one of Provincetown's great historical portals. While it sits unassuming at the end of Macmillan Pier, it is bursting with history of pirates and in particularly the richest pirate ship; Whydah. There is a four minute video about the search for the wreck conducted by Barry Clifford. Initially found in 1984, it was confirmed in 1985 with... More

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