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Whydah Museum, Provincetown

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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 man...  more »
  • 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 mos...  more »
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  • Just a tiny room. Not worth the cost at all. The best part is just a video from National Geographic that you can watch at home.
  • The pirate whydahmusem is absolutly incredible people who work there are great people barry and his team workreal hard at this and every year gets better and better as they recover more artifacts i love this place😊
  • Nothing too exciting.
  • The owner is very rude & disrectful - I am handicapped & don't see well We have a small dog that hubby & I were taking turns watching There were a few things I was trying to point out to my hubby to look at 4 me 2 make sure I had chosen correctly The owner yelled "get the dog away from here not near the door not on the doorway not near the building" We had no intentions of bringing her in tho there wasn't a soul anywhere near the place I wanted a couple of books tee shirts & trinkets prob in Excess of $100 dollars & hubby was going to take the tour first in case I was unable but with his attitude we left it all behind that's quite a chink of chane he lost I will buy elsewhere RUDENESS doesn't pay
  • This was my first time on Cape Cod and this museum was the most impressive museum on the Cape. Did you know that National Geographic did an entire special on Barry Clifford's nautical findings of the only recovered Pirate Ship in history? What's even better: Did you know that the treasure of the only recovered Pirate Ship is on display at this museum? The Whydah ship (pronounce "wi-daw") has a romantic story behind the life of the sailor Sam Bellamy who choose piracy for a profession and the woman that he met in Cape Cod and was on his way back home to when disaster struck. This museum has so many actual historical pieces recovered from the shipwrecked Whydah and from the local region that you will get a real education for such a modest fee. The proceeds of the admissions strictly go into exploration and restoration of this vessel. This was a great museum for all ages and all budgets. Truly memorable!

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Where to stay in Provincetown

Provincetown hosts dozens of bed and breakfasts and hotels, offering comfortable lodgings at all price points. Most of the town's quaint inns and guesthouses--located in restored century-old buildings within walking distance of most major attractions--provide spacious rooms loaded with high-tech features, plus complimentary hot breakfast. It may be extremely difficult to get a room at the height of Provincetown's tourist season, so shop for bargains and make your reservations several months before your trip.
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