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Whydah Museum

Address: 16 MacMillan Wharf, PO Box 493, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-8899
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Ranked #21 of 58 things to do in Provincetown
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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English first
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Seen this on History & Travel Channel. Only "real" pirate treasure found in the WORLD...a small museum at end of pier. BUT... If you read, watch, & listen to the exhibits, you will be so educated. It's like a story of the little engine that could. No matter how many obstacles were thrown at Mr. Barry Clifford, he never gave... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My grandsons just LOVE pirates, so I wanted to check this out. It's not a "kiddie" place, but more of an educational experience. The gentlemen who greeted us gave us a lot of information, and there is a very interesting video. My only complaint is that it is a long walk down the wharf, and no designated parking for those... More 

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Baltimore Md
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were told this was a nice place to visit. Had some free time and took the tour .It wasn't the greatest but was worth the visit. If you are into treasures it will be worth the trip but you have to do a lot of reading and form your own ideas as there is no tour guide

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Blue Earth
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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Gosh, I learned a lot at this stop! It was so interesting to learn about the real life of pirates. And, it was fascinating to hear about the locating of the Whydah. I plan to read more about both subjects - pirates and the Whydah. There were many books available for purchase. It was a great stop, not a tourist... More 

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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124 reviews 124 reviews
45 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I am disappointed to read the negative reviews with regards to the pricing. True, this is not the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disney. This is real stuff from a real pirate ship and there are not many places in the world where you can see that. I would explain that this is more of a historical museum than a... More 

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Galway, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Santa Barbara, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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