Whydah Pirate Museum

Whydah Pirate Museum, West Yarmouth: Hours, Address, Whydah Pirate Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Whydah Pirate Museum
4.5
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Experience Cape Cod's newest interactive science museum featuring real pirates and real treasures! A must-see attraction for all ages where you will touch, see and interact with the worlds only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in 1984 off the coast of Wellfleet.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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HJWahl
Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States8 contributions
Fantastic!
Jun 2021 • Couples
We loved the Whydah pirate museum. It is exceptionally well put together. The displays were great and the story of the Whydah was so well told as you made your way thru the museum. Don't miss the conservation room at the end. Be sure to talk to the conservator if one is there working. The gentleman we talked to showed us a concretion he was working on that obviously contains silver and gold coins and gold flakes. He even let us hold a silver coin that had recently been recovered from a concretion! It was a fantastic way to end our tour of the museum.
Written June 14, 2021
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Samantha N
1 contribution
Pirates & Pubs
Jun 2021
The Whydah Pirate Museum was fantastic. A literal treasure trove of Pirate booty. Our 6-9 year old kids and all the parents were riveted by the information and artifacts. The story of the Whydah is remarkable and one we all want to learn more about. I highly recommend finishing your museum visit with a trip to Captain Parker's Pub, across the parking lot from the museum. The friendly staff at the Whydah museum gave us the lunch tip and we were grateful. Fantastic museum, followed by sensational food.
Written June 9, 2021
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Maureen M
2 contributions
Very impressed
Jun 2021 • Family
I didn’t realize how large this museum is. Definitely worth the admission. Very interesting and moved people along well. If you like pirates, I highly suggest it. If you have very little ones, bring something to keep them busy. I would recommend ages 7+ so they can read along or understand what they’re looking at.
Written June 4, 2021
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Howie K
Suffern, NY2 contributions
The Museum ...........for chidlren- not so much
May 2021
I saw the Netflix film on Pirates which included Sam Bellamy and the Whydah. This Pirate ship has been the only one discovered from the golden age of Piracy in the 1700s. The Museum was very informative with a lot of information on the Whydah along with Pirate life. I saw many families with their young children. Because there was so much writing on the walls about the Pirates, the young children of 10 years and younger were not so much enthralled as they were expecting something more akin to the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disney World. There were many pirate artifacts that were very interesting, but all in all, I would warn parents that this may disappoint for young children..............but not for Adults who are interested in the history
Written June 3, 2021
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Wonderful gem in Yaaaargmouth
Jun 2021 • Family
What a wonderful place. Everything is so well done. Went with both kids 8&9 while the weather wasn’t cooperating this memorial weekend. What a gem. This place is wonderful and can’t wait to see what else they have in store.
Written June 3, 2021
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michris68
Saratoga Springs, NY19 contributions
Great rainy day place to go
May 2021 • Friends
A lot of information about the pirates. Nice exhibits and wonderful treasures to see. It was busy on a rainy day. More for adults as there is a lot of reading and not a lot of interaction for young kids. Wished there were more videos of the dives or workers giving information.
Written May 30, 2021
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pasldws
Boston, MA127 contributions
Younger kids may find scary
May 2021 • Friends
Great experience, super interesting for adults or older kids. My 5 year old started screaming and ran out when she saw the dead body hanging from the cage. Other people’s kids may be less sensitive. I liked it lots though.
Written May 29, 2021
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Cheryl F
Mystic, CT15 contributions
Real Treasure
Apr 2021 • Couples
After reading about the Whydah I had to make a pilgrimage here. What a fantastic museum, does an excellent
job of explaining the story of the world's only confirmed pirate ship. Staff are helpful, price is right. Save 2 hours to see it all. Then go to the excellent Captain Parker's Pub next door
Written May 1, 2021
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Philliesphan2021
4 contributions
Awesome museum
Apr 2021 • Couples
This museum is a pretty cool experience. Has a ton of items from an authentic shipwreck. Not the biggest museum but a good experience nonetheless.
Written April 28, 2021
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sophiagoode
Clinton, WA12 contributions
Pirate museum is a must see!
Apr 2021
My husband and I thought this might be geared towards a much younger crowd so we went in with no expectations. It's a great way to spend an hour and we learned a lot. They do a really nice job with the exhibits. We recommend everyone take the time.
Written April 22, 2021
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Whydah Pirate Museum is open:
  • Thu - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM