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The Whydah Pirate Museum

At the Whydah Pirate Museum you can see pirate treasure–together with such fascinating artifacts as cannon, firearms, and more–and learn the amazing history of this famous shipwreck and the men who sailed her.

On a spectacular looting voyage, Pirate Black Sam Bellamy, Captain of the Whydah, captured more than 50 ships. Laden with booty—perhaps as much as 4.5 tons of treasure—the Whydah set course for New England, where a violent nor’easter off the coast of Cape Cod sent the pirate ship to a watery grave where she remained undiscovered for nearly 300 years.

Visit the Whydah Museum