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Exploring New Frontiers: Recent Triumphs in Whydah Shipwreck Recovery

Dive into the latest chapter of our archaeological endeavors and exciting developments in the ongoing recovery operations of the pirate shipwreck Whydah. Our team, has successfully located new areas within the expansive shipwreck site, opening doors to future opportunities for potential discoveries. These recent breakthroughs not only mark a significant step forward in our mission…

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February 29, 2024

Expedition Whydah on History’s “Beyond Oak Island”

Don’t miss Expedition Whydah on Beyond Oak Island, season 3 episode 8 “Captain Bellamy’s Bounty” airing 1/3/23 and episode 11 “Return to the Whydah” airing 1/24/23 on History and streaming services. Rick Lagina, Tony Sampson and Matty Blake join Barry and Brandon Clifford to search for artifacts and treasure connected to the infamous Whydah shipwreck off…

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January 1, 2023

Your Purchase Has Purpose

When you shop with us, you help further the work of our museum, archaeologists, explorers, and educators. Visit the ships store

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January 2, 2022

Join us this holiday season!

Mark your calendars on Sunday, December 19th, 2021, we will be hosting a Holiday Extravaganza at the museum from 11 am-3 pm. During this time, there will be a variety of activity stations (ideal for ages 5-13) and a special seasonal treat for guests on their way out of the door! Pricing for this event…

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December 9, 2021

A Pirate’s Halloween

The Whydah Pirate Museum is planning a Halloween event! We will hold various outdoor activities for families on October 30th from 11AM-3PM. While anyone can participate, all of our activities are best suited for children 5-13 years of age. A $5 fee will be required per attendee that would like to participate in the outdoor…

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October 14, 2021

2021 Whydah Dive Season

The dive season on the Whydah pirate shipwreck is underway! We will be updating the social media channel @expedition.whydah and Shipwreck Center will be creating webcasts for your enjoyment. Be sure to follow the action!

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June 19, 2021

We are open! Take advantage of our reduced admission and capacity.

Take advantage of our reduced admission and reduced capacity. The museum offers plenty of space and a safe environment for the whole family.Stop in or make a reservation online by clicking here. Call the box office at (508)534-9571 with questions or email us at

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February 3, 2021

New Finds at our Sea Lab

Visit our sea lab and watch archaeologists uncover artifacts from concretions! One small concretion in process contains a small gold bar, silver and gold coins, a pistol, and more. The team believes that the items were one pirates personal share of the treasure!  

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February 3, 2021