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Address: 16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657-2226
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+1 508-487-8899

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Cute, small , informative

Nice but small. Most exhibits have printed information which take time to read but children tire of quickly. Would be better if it had interactive displays or audio accompaniments.

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a fascinating little museum well worth a visit for anyone interested in the Golden Age of Piracy. Captain "Black Sam" Bellamy's ship, the Whydah, ran into foul weather off the Wellfleet coast in the early 18th century and sank. Over time, diligent and dedicated work proved that the submerged shipwreck was in fact the Whydah, and it became... More 

2 Thank Cheryl M
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183 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

There is absolutely nothing from the Whydah in this museum. Before we paid for our tickets we asked if there where any pieces of the rare African gold jewelry from the Whydah; we were assured there was. NOT!, or for that matter any other treasure from the Whydah. I mean not one gold coin, no gold jewelry, nothing. When we... More 

1 Thank Austin720
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice but small. Most exhibits have printed information which take time to read but children tire of quickly. Would be better if it had interactive displays or audio accompaniments.

1 Thank BeachbabefromMass
Queens, New York
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 

2 Thank alizab613
Weatherford, Texas
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 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 

2 Thank bkhtxag
North Attleboro, MA
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

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 

Thank dterrell
Harwich, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 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 

1 Thank Chris B
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 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.

1 Thank Allan S
Jackson, Mississippi
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 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 

2 Thank travelingpatts
Chicopee, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 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 

1 Thank ronveeno

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