Whydah Pirates

After years of searching, underwater explorer Barry Clifford and our project team made world headlines with the discovery of the pirate ship Whydah.

Wrecked in a storm off Cape Cod in 1717, the Whydah pirate shipwreck and her treasures are still being archaeologically recovered. With the discovery of over two hundred thousand artifacts – including sixty cannon, over ten thousand coins, 400 pieces of Akan gold jewelry, and much more – our project has completely revised the world’s understanding of pirates.

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Visit the Whydah Museum

See the world’s only 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.

The Whydah Museum is closed for the season. See you next year!


  • Regular: $10.00
  • Seniors & Youngsters (6-12) $8.00
  • Children under 6: FREE!
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Real Pirates Exhibition

Don't miss Real Pirates our nation-wide traveling exhibition sponsored by The National Geographic Society.

This blockbuster exhibit has received rave reviews, and has proven extraordinarily popular at venues including: The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, The Field Museum in Chicago, Nauticus Maritime Museum in Norfolk, The National Geographic Museum, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and The Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Real Pirates is currently at the Manitoba Museum.

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