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New England Pirate Museum

274 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
+1 978-741-2800
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This small museum recounts the exploits of Captain Kidd and other 17th-century pirates.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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274 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
+1 978-741-2800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My brother in law is into pirates so on a visit to Salem we visited the museum. The tour is a little aged but the content is great and the guide was awesome. The public parking garage across the street is very convenient and central...More

Thank TimOBoston_Mass
Reviewed 2 days ago

my partner and I spent a day in salem, weather was horrendous so we decided to take a look in this musem. it featured a guided tour where you visited a recreated dockside village and pirate ship. it was a great experience to discover the...More

Thank enncle
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the best attraction in the Salem area. Interesting information and a good guide. Our 7 yr old daughter enjoyed it. Do this along with the Witch Museum and then drive a little to Hammond Castle. We skipped the Witch Dungeon but there is...More

Thank ken999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a pirate museum that could easily be hokey, but wasnt at all. it was a fast paced tour with a great pirate tour guide who was able to bring it all to life. really nice guy made the trip good for all involved, including...More

Thank Gia Marie V
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was fun and energetic and this was a nice change of pace from all the witch stuff. We bought this tour as a pack of 3 for a discount.

Thank Brandy C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Pirates were not just in the Caribbean. See some of the more famous New England pirates and get a lively tour.

Thank SBF2
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Hokey but fun, that's what we like about Salem, including this place. Informative, easy to get to, recommend.

1  Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

All of their displays were fantastic, and we had a great tour guide. He told many interesting stories and seemed be confident in what he was talking about. He was also dressed up which was charming. However, we were kinda rushed from room to room...More

Thank Shaunnalyn W
Reviewed 8 April 2017

well lets just say you need to go here to find out some history that i'm sure not alot of people know was taken place here

Thank pacarreiro76
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Salem is steeped in history, and piracy was grave concern for most of its history. We went as a family with older teens and it was worth a trip. Not worth a second trip at the moment like most of the museums in Salem. I...More

Thank bogblogger
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Thomas M
I am a travel writer who will be in Salem on Sept 16 2015. I was wondering if there is a book discussing the museum. I would like to write an article of the museum. Respectfully, Thomas McGovern Jr.
23 August 2015|
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Response from zeffantm | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You may consider contacting the property directly and asking.