Visit the real Salem Pirates and discover 300-year-old artifacts and treasures


A brand new historical pirate experience is coming soon to Salem, Massachusetts! Real Pirates Salem will open on April 9, 2022 to share the story of the castaways Whydah with a one-of-a-kind exhibition.

Inside Real Pirates Salem, visitors will find an exhibit dedicated to treasures and artifacts found in the Whydahwhich was discovered by famed archaeological explorer Barry Clifford in 1984, 267 years after it fell in a storm off Cape Cod.

The Real Salem Pirates

In addition to offering an overview of artifacts recovered from Whydah, Real Pirates Salem will include a number of interactive activities for visitors of all ages. The museum’s discovery lab will include hands-on programming for kids where they can learn to tie nautical knots, hoist sails and flags, and even touch real pirate treasure, plus a view of the museum’s preservation lab. museum to learn more about underwater archaeology. The interactive experiences at The Real Salem Pirates continue with the free photo sessions of the exhibition and the possibility for visitors to manipulate Whydah coins.

The Real Salem Pirates

While exploring the exhibit, visitors are invited to take a free audio tour with narration by Barry Clifford that focuses on the past present, and even the future of the Whydah with information on things yet to be discovered and preserved.

In addition to Whydah, Real Pirates Salem will include information and exhibits about Pirate Captain “Black Sam” Bellamy and Maria Hallett, aka the “Witch of Wellfleet”, tailored to the museum’s location in Witch City. There will also be exhibits on the Whydahof the crew and how they searched for the treasure that made its way onto the ship, as well as how the Whydah eventually wrecked off Cape Cod.

The Real Salem Pirates

Visit Real Pirates Salem on Charlotte Forten Park at 285 Derby Street on your next trip to Salem. The museum is located on Salem’s historic waterfront, within walking distance of downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions, and parking is located nearby in the Congress Street Garage.

Real Pirates Salem will be open daily beginning April 9, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with admission prices of $16.50 for adults, $13 for children, and $13.50 for people. elderly. To start planning your visit, go to

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