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Address: 16 MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-8899
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Learn first hand about the discovery of a pirate ship and how the artifacts were salvaged. Many actual pieces on display. They also have a touring exhibit that has visited many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Our 8 year old was dying to visit the 'pirate museum' on our trip. Here he loved touching real artifacts! He was totally enthralled by the skeletal remains he saw and is still talking about it! It was a great experience for him, even though the museum itself is small.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Interesting museum explaining a lot about the ship "Whydah", it's history, it's life, and it's demise.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a waste of money. Stay away. The best part is the gift shop which has some interesting knick knacks.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Learn first hand about the discovery of a pirate ship and how the artifacts were salvaged. Many actual pieces on display. They also have a touring exhibit that has visited many states. Well worth seeing.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I would say it's worth the trip History of the past coming back to life It's a very dangerous type of work I commend the persons involved. The place is interactive & easy to read & great presentations of the artifacts found

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Greenville, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

For the price you would think you would find a great deal of history. Half the museum is about the guy who found the ship. Very few actual artifacts. No photos, even without flashes. Virtually no interactive displays. I really don't think you should bother with it or even take children. I don't even recommend P-Town for children.

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Peotone, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We took our two kids 7 and 8 years old and I would probably recommend it for kids a little older. There were some very great artifacts, but it was a lot of reading for the kids. Do not let this distract you if you are fascinated by the history and discovery of the artifacts. It is a very small... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I went here during our honeymoon as part of our day trip to Provincetown. We were really blown away by the whole thing. Our favorite part was the history lesson that the gentleman gave us at the beginning. We learned a lot we didn't already know about pirates and could have listened to him talk for hours.... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

As a lover of history, pirates have always been a spot of great interest for me. I think this monument to Clifford's discovery helped with that. I still remember the first time I walked in as a little tyke, creeping cautiously towards the little sandpit of skeletons they had in the lobby. I'm much older now, and that particular display... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited this museum on the advice of some friends of ours, and we're glad we did. The pirate who gives you the welcome speech is entertaining. It is a small museum but we were there for about an hour. it was very informative, and fun to see real pirate treasure. I'm not sure children would be very entertained, but... More 

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