Pirate Museum to Open on Cape Cod

Pirate Museum to Open on Cape Cod

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Tara Bellucci
Jun 16, 2016
(Image credit: Whydah Pirate Museum)

Ahoy! There's a pirate ship museum anchoring on Cape Cod this summer, and it sounds utterly swashbuckling.

The Whydah is a ship that sank off the coast of Wellfleet in 1717, carrying the booty from 53 plundered ships aboard. The new museum, located in West Yarmouth, will feature a replica of the ship that can be explored, as well as the world's only authenticated pirate artifacts, including coins, pistols, and swords.

The wreck was discovered by Barry Clifford in 1984, and the museum will also showcase never before seen finds from his team's explorations, as well as a lab where archaeologists are continuing excavations.

Whydah Pirate Museum opens on June 25.

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