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Address: 16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657-2226
Phone Number: 508-487-8899
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Very interesting & friendly, helpful staff!

My husband and I had been here about 8 years ago and really enjoyed it. We brought our 5 1/2-year-old son there this time. We told him ahead of time about how it is the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
dterrell
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North Attleboro, MA
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Queens, New York
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though we had researched and planned our activities, we fell into this when something wasn't open. It was wonderful. Long enough to keep you happily occupied for an hour or more, things to read, interesting history and facts about pirates. Great atmosphere, dimly lit, wood, knot tying board, actual treasure found from the pirate ship, Whydah. There are videos, display... More 

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Weatherford, Texas
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was recommended by a local. As a museum for the only known pirate ship discovery, we were quite interested. The gift shop full of junk takes up a third of the space. It is hot inside! The most interesting thing was the 40 min video in the lobby. (You could watch it from the gift shop for free!)... More 

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North Attleboro, MA
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had been here about 8 years ago and really enjoyed it. We brought our 5 1/2-year-old son there this time. We told him ahead of time about how it is the only pirate treasure ever found in the world and he was intrigued. It is small but it was just enough for our son to stay... More 

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This brand new Pirate Museum is now located in W. Yarmouth MA, in what was previously the ZooQuarium. It is completely renovated for the purpose of displaying real treasure and artifacts from the Pirate Ship Whyda. I brought my adult guests to enjoy the history of the only authenticated pirate treasure recovered off the coast of Cape Cod MA. One... More 

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1 Thank Chris B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Rude, small and over priced. This really shouldn't be called a museum, you'll be done in 15 minutes. Spend your money elsewhere.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Let's start at the entrance...the place has the floor plan of their business strategy laid out well. First of all, the outside of the building looks like a 2 story museum, but the museum is only one story. Yes, maybe we should have asked, but who would've thought? Also there are 2 doors to enter/exit--one facing the street and one... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I was led to believe, through a NatGeo TV program, and various travel brochures, that the museum had some of the buried treasure on display, such as gold and silver coins. This was the main attraction which i had hoped to see. Unfortunately, I later was told by a staff member that there are no "pieces of eight" in the... More 

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Robbinsville, New Jersey, United States
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is a museum on pirates, and is really about the pirate ship that was discovered off the coast. It's nice to do, but nothing super interesting.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Stopped by the Whydah while at the wharf. We had some time to kill (hey, that's what vacations are for!). The gift shop is a typical pirate (Arrrrrgh!) motif. The museum itself (no pictures allowed) is interesting. Helps show people how things were in the area "back-in-the-day". Pirate lovers delight.

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Thank William H
Toledo, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The ship Whydah began as a slave ship and was seized by pirates just months before it sunk near the coast of Cape Cod in a storm. It carried a lot of treasure. If you want to see old pieces of eight and hear about the pirate code of conduct, said end an hour here. But there are better places... More 

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