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Address: 16 MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-8899
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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 more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Canada
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

One typically thinks of pirates and the Caribbean but in this case it is a pirate ship that foundered off Cape Cod near Wellfleet Massachusetts in 1717. Originally a slave ship it was commandeered and repurposed as a pirate vessel. After it sank it lay undiscovered for the better part of 200 years. To date it is the only known... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is worth going out on the pier for. It is a family place with plenty to keep the kids interested. The exhibits have extensive write-ups about pirate life, including many surprising facts.

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This museum is just a wonderful place to spend an hour or so. You get tons of history and get to see actual pirate artifacts from a pirate ship wreck. The story of the whydah is interesting and the man that runs the museum is full of information. It is a self guided tour but he will answer nay questions... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Let's just start with saying that it's a little high on the price scale to get in and the gift shop (visible upon entry) is filled with a lot of tacky items that gave me the idea that this was just going to be really cheesy. I was pleasantly surprised after getting into the museum that the museum was a... More 

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Address: 16 MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-8899
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Provincetown

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