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Whydah Museum

16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657-2226
+1 508-487-8899
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After you pay your admission you have the option to see the Natural Geographic video before... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
William R
Real pirate treasures and a work in progress

This is a fascinating little museum well worth a visit for anyone interested in the Golden Age of... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Cheryl M
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“pirate ship” (21 reviews)
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16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657-2226
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After you pay your admission you have the option to see the Natural Geographic video before entering the museum. They put in the hour video for you to get the history but basically ask you to move on if more people enter when your half...More

Thank William R
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...More

2  Thank Cheryl M
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...More

2  Thank Austin720
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
Reviewed 24 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,...More

2  Thank alizab613
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...More

2  Thank bkhtxag
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank dterrell
Reviewed 15 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...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 14 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
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...More

2  Thank travelingpatts
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yarnluv8
Hi- This looks fascinating but I can't seem to find a website (I keep getting linked to a Facebook page). Can anyone share any info about house of operation and/or admission fees? Many thanks!
29 June 2015|
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Response from CanadaVirgi | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - If my memory serves me I believe the cost is $12.00 per adult and less for children. We didn't have any children with us but it might be $5.00 or $8.00. It opens at 10:00 a.m and closes at 5:00 p.m. I hope that... More
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