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Review of Whydah Museum

Whydah Museum
Ranked #23 of 74 things to do in Provincetown
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

If you can't say anything good then don't say anything at all. Well the gift shop and location are impressive, but if history is what you are after and the incredible story of this shipwreck, then I am afraid you should save yourself the admission fee and buy one of the books in the gift shop instead. If they didn't find the bell I would think that Whydah was a joke on the tourists and pirating at its best, as after you leave you ask yourself Whydah heck did I spend ten dollars on that. It truly is an incredible find and a great story and accomplishment, but the "museum" is not museum quality. Maybe the really booty are the artifacts on tour? Save your money and head out to the Pilgrim Monument, The Life Saving Station reenactment at Race Point, or the Truro Lighthouse and museum if you are after a great historical exhibit that is well worth the time and money. The Life Saving Station is especially great for kids.

Thank timsusan
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

museum full of artifacts something for everyone the story of the Whydah not to be missed gift shop and books and maps available also

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Prime property on the wharf but is really a big tourist trap as far as I can see. Not really worth the money

Thank kappy26
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Horrible exhibit. If you see the outside of the building, you've seen the best of it. There are a couple national geographic style videos inside that really don't explain much. The exhibit itself was primarily made up of replicas and not the real items found....there were a few things, but nothing worth entry. I went with two teenagers...I'm a huge history buff and pirate buff, so I was hyped to go. We were literally in and out in 10 minutes.

Thank DanMazur
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

My grandchildren were thrilled with the museum and learned a lot. The gentleman in charge was friendly and helpful

Thank Nancy M
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