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Whydah Pirate Museum

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Whydah Pirate Museum

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Janet S wrote a review 12 Apr
Concord, Massachusetts6 contributions
This museum works on so many levels: child to adult, pirate expert to novice, just-going-along-with-the-family to someone who really looked forward to this experience! As a person who might qualify as a "museologist" I'd have to rate the Whydah excellent in very many ways: audio-video, signage, hands-on, art work, detail of exhibits, science of marine archaeology, sensitivity to issue of slaver trade, and the fact that pirates were frequently punished for their misdeeds (despite their fairly democratic and inclusive society). Political correctness can be a bore, but the museum handled the issues involved very competently. Compared to some of the more touristy activities on the Cape, this is REAL MUST DO! Covid issues & crowd management were also expertly handled.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Eikooc wrote a review 4 Apr
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Excellent museum to learn about a part of New England's history that doesn't get mentioned that often. Very thorough with a lot of information to explain the story of the Whydah. Interesting description of how the wreck was found and the retrieval and preservation of the artifacts. Worth going and spending at least an hour touring the place. Made us want to read a book about the ship.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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lindsay s wrote a review 3 Apr
Harwich, Massachusetts1 contribution
History, particularly those events that occurred close to home are such a worthwhile connection to the past. From Pre Colonial times to recent events, shape us into the people we are today. Knowing about the past good and bad is essential for us to lean from, going forward, especially during this present time where history is being rewritten right before our eyes.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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JohnnyHotnuts wrote a review Mar 2021
Gardner, Massachusetts9 contributions
Great little museum! I took my 9yo son who loved it. He's been telling everyone he's seen that he got to hold the only real pirate treasure in the world! Despite the fact that the museum centers around one particular craft, the story is compelling and they manage to pack in a lot of learning from this little slice of pirate history. Was captivated by the story of John King, who at the same age as my son is now, told his mother he was joining the pirates and did just that! So cool to see his actual bone, sock, and shoe!! Definitely worth checking out, even with covid still mucking up everything. They do a great job with covid protocols and the size of the space in itself limits the crowds.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Carl G wrote a review Jan 2021
Peabody, Massachusetts20 contributions5 helpful votes
The pirate museum was a fun experience, and one of the best activities we did during our week down on the Cape this past summer. We visited the museum to find a good group activity for 5 adults and one child (1 year old). We all had a great time walking through and looking at the artifacts, and learning about the wreck. I especially enjoyed the final piece showing the pieces of mud/rock that they were in process of removing artifacts from. The museum helps separate fact and fantasy for the pirate story...it's worth a visit0
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Date of experience: August 2020
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