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Whydah Museum

16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657-2226
+1 508-487-8899
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Fun for history buffs or kids

Barry Clifford found Sam Bellamy's ship at Marconi Beach and some of the relics are here. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom K
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
We loved it so much we went twice!

I visited the Whydah Museum with my 7 year old son who is obsessed with treasure hunting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657-2226
+1 508-487-8899
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barry Clifford found Sam Bellamy's ship at Marconi Beach and some of the relics are here. The museum is small and focused, but there is enough to stoke a child's imagination. Perfect rainy day activity.

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Whydah Museum with my 7 year old son who is obsessed with treasure hunting and pirates. We went through the museum on our first day in Provincetown and he spent the rest of the vacation begging me to go back so we...More

1  Thank Cbuck0316
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here recently with my wife's family, that includes 7 children ranging in age from 4 to 13. You would think that a pirate museum would be interesting to them, but unfortunately it was not. Too many static displays that involved lots of reading. Nothing...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum centers on the wreck of the Whydah merchant ship, captured by Pirate Black Sam Bellamy. The ship came to its destruction just off Cape Cod, in a noreaster which destroyed the vessel and most of the crew. But the museum is also a...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of she shipwreck and the north american pirates are exiting, but there are too many posters made from "typical" pirate stories and too little from the actual ship. It's a cute little museum, and they have free acces for teachers, but it's a...More

1  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 14 July 2017

In the front of this museum there was the usual pirate stuff for souvenirs. There was a fee to go into the main part of the museum. That area had more information about the salvage work being done on the wreckage. We did not pay...More

Thank marcar154
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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

1  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

3  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

6  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
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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