Open for the Season

Visit the Whydah Pirate Museum

Commanded by the famed pirate Sam Bellamy, the Whydah was wrecked off Wellfleet in 1717, taking with her the treasures of fifty plundered ships.

At the Whydah Pirate Museum you can see the 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.


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Watch History’s “Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar”

During May and June 2015 our team returned to Madagascar to film a six part series with History. Please click the link below to learn more.

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Chis Macort catches a crown line while setting anchors. Photo by Brandon Clifford

2015 Whydah Season

The Whydah season is underway! After a long trip to Madagascar working off the island Sainte-Marie on a History series, we have returned to Cape Cod and are excited to continue the archeological excavation of the Whydah site. This season poses new challenges as we are determined to revisit an area of the shipwreck that […]

Real Pirates Exhibit at The Museum of Idaho, May 8th through November 28th

The Whydah pirates have arrived at The Museum of Idaho, May 8th through November 28th, with more than 1000 artifacts, including the only authentic pirate treasure ever discovered. Visitors experience pirate life in the 18th century aboard the Whydah, slave ship turned pirate ship. The Whydah was the first fully-authenticated pirate shipwreck ever discovered and […]

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