Take a journey through time as you explore the Whydah Pirate Museum on Cape Cod.
Embark on an extraordinary journey at Cape Cod’s latest interactive science museum, where you’ll encounter real pirates and authentic treasures! A captivating experience for all ages awaits you at the Whydah Pirate Museum, where you can touch, see, and interact with the world’s only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in 1984 by underwater explorer Barry Clifford and the Whydah project team.
Step aboard a replica of the Whydah ship, explore 300-year-old silver and gold pirate coins, handle pirate pistols and sword hilts, and unravel the mystery of Captain Samuel Bellamy’s fateful encounter with a violent nor’easter on April 26, 1717, off the coast of Cape Cod, leading to his ship’s watery grave.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of nautical archaeology, where kids and adults alike can discover the technologies developed by scientists and historians to unlock the secrets embedded in these centuries-old pirate treasures. Join us for an educational and thrilling experience that brings history to life in an interactive and engaging manner!