Whydah Pirate Museum

Yarmouth, MA

Where are we going?

Whydah Pirate Museum
674 MA-28
West Yarmouth
MA 02673


What is there to do?

Arrr me harties, want to experience something truly unique? Did you know that the Whydah Pirate Museum is the world's ONLY place where you can see authenticated pirate treasure. How cool is that!

Whydah Pirate Museum is Cape Cod's newest interactive science museum that features real pirates and real treasures! It's a must-see attraction for all ages where you will touch, see and interact with the world's only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in 1984 off the coast of Wellfleet.

The museum is popular with kids, and when you visit you'll see why!

Kids can climb aboard a Whydah ship replica, and really imagine themselves as real swashbuckling pirates! They can also touch and see silver and gold pirate coins that date back 300 years. Pretty cool!

And then, there are the pirate artifacts! Kids can see a host of artifacts up close, including pirate pistols, and sword hilts. It's also a great learning experience for them too, as they find out why Captain Samuel Bellamy entered the violent nor'easter on April 26, 1717, off the coast of Cape Cod that sent his pirates ship into a watery grave! 

They can also learn about the slave trade and the pirate's lives, see early maps of the Atlantic and the Caribbean, and imagery of an 18th century world!

Arrrrr me tiny swashbucklers, are ye ready for a pirate day out in Cape Cod with REAL pirate artifacts! Let's set sail!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $18.95

Children: $14.95 (Ages 5-17)

Free Under: 4 years


Need a little extra help?

Yes, the museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. They are equipped with ramps and railings. Additionally there are benches located throughout the exhibit halls if you need to stop and take a break. The museum does not have on-site wheelchairs or mobility scooters available for guest use.


When can we go?

Usually 10am - 5pm, with last entry 4pm. Check online before you go for that specific month

Year round but closed some major holidays


Any top tips?

They do offer a scavenger hunt activity to keep the little ones engaged with the exhibits as they go through, but the content of the museum is geared toward older children and adults.

I’m Hungry!

The museum is centrally located in the town of West Yarmouth, there are numerous restaurants in the area within walking and short driving distance. There is a picnic area in the front of the museum as well.

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