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Good for a rainy day.

I had been to Ptown, three previous times, and never knew there was a museum on MacMillan Pier. It... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
East Peoria, Illinois
Small Shipwreck Museum Packs a Punch

If you're waiting for your whale watch or your fast ferry back to Boston, stop here first - it will... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
New York City, New York
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16 Macmillan Wharf, Provincetown, MA 02657-2226
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do, too! It is really fun to learn the history and to see the old-time pirate memorabilia. Little kids especially love this place and it's one I will go back to time and time again. It's right on the wharf, so you can enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

I had been to Ptown, three previous times, and never knew there was a museum on MacMillan Pier. It was a rainy day, so I decided to give this place a look. Try to get a discount, because I think $10 is expensive for this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

The Whydah Museum is an honest to goodness working pirate museum that should not be missed!! Even if you visited last month, chances are more treasure has been brought up and is being analyzed and on display! This museum is so well done and informative...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CapeCodBusMom
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you're waiting for your whale watch or your fast ferry back to Boston, stop here first - it will only take 30 minutes or so - to learn about the pirate ship Whydah. With ties to local seafaring lore, this small educational museum exhibits...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank sophistihippie
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Recently visited with my family and two kids (10 and 11). Positives: very friendly staff with a smile! They allowed us to use our discount from the whale watch even if it was the day after we took the trip. Negativities: -no AC - very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We probably wouldn't have bothered with the "Pirate" museum but were urged to go by our hosts. It's actually the story of a search for a shipwrecked vessel and the eventual discovery of a number of artefacts from the wreck. We found it fascinationg .

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Johngpsysmith
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The museum consists of 3 rooms, that even reading all the inscriptions, only takes 20 to 30 minutes to walk through. My wife and I and our 2 boys, both fans of pirates were not impressed and found it rather dull. We were really disappointed.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank wmelnyk
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I had looked forward to visiting the museum for several days during our stay in Provincetown. When we finally went the staff at the ticket counter were very friendly, informative and enthusiastic which made me even more excited about looking round the museum, particularly with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank SK74Bristol
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I did not expect to be able to touch real pirate gold- SO COOL! Highly recommend for families and kids and couples!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank chelseam650
Reviewed 29 October 2017

A rainy day at the wharf, what a pleasant surprise! A national Geographic historic site. From pheasant to Pirate, how they looked for and found the only existing real pirate ship! How they lived, and died together. they have military and senior discounts also small...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Diane W
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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