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Address: 16 MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone Number: 508-487-8899
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Nice little museum with a great story to tell.

The story of the Whydah is not widely known. This little museum right on the wharf is a great place to learn about it. If you like pirates and treasure stories, you'll love this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Meg M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story of the Whydah is not widely known. This little museum right on the wharf is a great place to learn about it. If you like pirates and treasure stories, you'll love this place.

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Thank Meg M
Milford, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

You can view artifacts and actually touch pirate treasures through some gloves in a glass case. Lots of weird stuff, and worth the walk thru

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Thank Capeaholic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The Whydah Museum is one of the 1st things you MUST see on Cape Cod. TAKE THE KIDS TOO ! Excellent !

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Thank Bud S
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Learned a lot of history and pirate stories. Educational. Touch and see actual 300 yr old coins. You will leave with a greater understanding of pirates.

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Thank fable16
Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Fun little place right at the dock for our Whale Watching trip! A NatGeo exhibit and a small gift shop. We really liked it and picked up some trinkets and gold dablons!

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Thank John A
Riverside, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Done by treasure hunters, not by nautical archaeologists. Modern adventurers took history into their hands without consulting/considering professional nautical archaeologists.

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St. Lucia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the visit to this small but fascinating NatGeo exhibition dedicated to the wreck of the only certified pirate ship so far excavated. They are still bringing up cannons and artefacts even in the last week from this wreck. The oral introduction from one of the team was very revealing. For example, why did pirates avoid gold booty but... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

this is a small museum dedicated to the finding of the Whydah, the only certified pirate ship in the world. Although it's a local favorite due to its sinking just off Cape Cod, the museum doesn't quite measure up to the expectation. For a $10 entry fee it should be much more developed. Even the ships bell was on loan... More 

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Thank Jim T
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

There is a ton of information at this small museum devoted mainly to the history of the pirate ship Whydah and its discovery by Barry Clifford. But much of it is in the form of long texts that must be read - it made for a very enjoyable hour or two for me and my 13 year-old son, but younger... More 

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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