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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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Galway, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have vacationed on the Cape my whole life. This was by far the best indoor experience I have had. The "curator" was very informed and was great to give us info and tell us a story. We loved the place!!!!

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oneida NY
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Inside is very disappointing... for the price of admission we expected to see much more about the Whydah We are out asking ourselves"Why? Doh!"

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Detroit
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped here with two young children after whale watching. Interesting articles for adults, and some fun exhibits featuring gold and other pirate treasure for the kids. The museum is not large. We spent about 30 minutes total. The gift shop has some great stuff (shark teeth / pirate gear etc) to reward the kids with after a long boat... More

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Ojai, Ca
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Barry Clifford's serious and fascinating marine archeology comes to light through a museum that on first blush looks like a young boy's pirate fever. I was riveted by the history and science shared in this small gem next to the Ferry port in Provincetown. Do not pass it up.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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