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Whydah Museum

16 Macmillan Wharf
Provincetown, MA, 02657, United States
TEL: (508) 487-8899

Located on the end of MacMillan Wharf, this small museum showcases artifacts from the only verified pirate shipwreck ever found: the Whydah, an 18th-century ship commanded by “Black Sam” Bellamy before it sank off the coast of Wellfleet, Massachusetts in 1717. More than two centuries later, underwater explorer Barry Clifford discovered the wreckage and recovered more than 200,000 items, including the ship’s bell, engraved with the vessel’s name. The collection also comprises 60 cannons, homemade hand grenades, cuff links, belt buckles, silk stockings, and 10,000-plus coins. The artifacts are shared between the museum and a traveling National Geographic Society exhibition.

Insider Tip:

While on MacMillan Wharf, be sure to check out the surrounding art stalls, where local painters and crafters sell their work.


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  • Gift Shop/Souvenirs
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • History
  • Interactive
  • Kids' Programs
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