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Whydah Pirate Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Hidden Treasure! Pun intended!

This place was cool - a bit off the beaten path but my son and I had a really good time here. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ingrid H
Redding, California

Lots of recovered artifacts presented extremely well. Learned a lot about Pirate life, ships of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom W
New Britain, Connecticut
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“audio tour”(11 reviews)
“scavenger hunt”(11 reviews)
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...more
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674 Ma-28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
+1 508-534-9571
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was cool - a bit off the beaten path but my son and I had a really good time here. It highlights the remains of a sunken treasure which they are still excavating. One of the excavators took the time to show us...More

Thank Ingrid H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of recovered artifacts presented extremely well. Learned a lot about Pirate life, ships of the time period and all their different uses. Most of the items displayed are not the "treasure" you would expect (coins & jewelry).

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is about finding treasure. Not about pirates Very interesting and educational They found and recovered treasure fr From Whydah pirate ship and still are working to find more treasure

Thank Ronald E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the museum on our way home. It was very interesting. Didn't mind reading the exhibits and seeing g all the artifacts that Barry dug up. Kinda like the mafia if you think about it.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is showing the results of a multi-decade archaeological excavation of a fully loaded pirate ship that sank off of Cape Cod. Very insightful into pirate life. Would be good for any child over 6 (nothing gruesome, just might not interest very young ones). No...More

Thank Falcon1981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit this museum by other visitors to Hyannis and fully concur with their recommendation. The exhibits are all salvaged from the wreck of thw Whydar, an 18th century pirate ship. Retrieval is still ongoing and the exhibition also demonstrates the cleaning...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Geared more towards older children and adults but I found it very interesting! They have amazing artifacts and tell a great story. And there’s REAL PIRATE TREASURE!

Thank jamie n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned stuff I never knew. Seeing some of the artifacts was very cool. Fun for kids and adults as well. Can't wait to go back and see if they've added any more things.

Thank dlawd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 2 kids and I greatly enjoyed this museum. We spent about 2 hours here but easily could have spent a little more. It’s not a huge place, I just didn’t get a chance to read everything. It was just very interesting. My favorite...More

1  Thank JLynn203
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read about this place in a flyer we found in boston and we were interested to visit this place. At first we thought it was a childrens museum but when we got some more information we found out it was not. They do have...More

1  Thank vincent o
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Helene S
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Response from kevandsons | Reviewed this property |
33.90 unless it has changed ? I live in Colorado and know they also have alot of different discounts ..great place !!
20 August 2017|
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Response from Mike P | Reviewed this property |
It gives you a different perspective. It is very interesting to see these artifacts and the audio gives you information about them. You do not have to have it though as there are written descriptions too.
16 May 2017|
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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, try the Groupon go to chamber of commerce. There's always monthly and weekly travel books for that area and they advertise in them also. Have fun!