Visit the Whydah Pirate Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Pieces of eight from the Whydah pirate ship

10 to 5 daily, closing October 31st

Touch and see 300 year old silver pirate coins, Akan gold jewelry, cannon, cannon ball, rare navigation instruments, pirate pistols, sword hilts, ships rigging and much more!


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

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Museum Location

We are located at the end of Macmillan Pier across from the ferry terminal in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

About 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.

According to Cape Cod legend, Bellamy was returning to his love, Maria Hallett, the “Witch of Wellfleet”, when his ship met disaster in one of the worst storms to strike the eastern seaboard.

A replica of the Whydah
A replica of the Whydah Galley

Only two men of 146 made it to the beach alive, making the Whydah wreck the worst ever on the shores of the Cape.

Bellamy’s loss was history’s gain, however, as the contents of his once-proud flagship represent a unique look into the lives of the pirates, and an unprecedented cross-cultural sampling of treasures from the world of the 18th century.

Guests at the Whydah Pirate Museum enjoy artifacts from the Golden Age of Piracy
Guests at the Whydah Pirate Museum enjoy artifacts from the Golden Age of Piracy

Discovered by underwater explorer Barry Clifford, this archaeological shipwreck recovery project has been named a National Geographic Society “Special Event”, and our Provincetown, Massachusetts location is the headquarters for our ongoing projects.

Here 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.