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Real Pirates Salem
September 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2022
Opening on Saturday, April 9! Then open daily 10am-6pm daily. Tickets are $13 for kids, $16.50 for adults and $13.50 for seniors.
Immerse yourself in the stories of Real Pirates! The experience features the true tale of “Black Sam” Bellamy – the richest and one of the youngest pirates of all time – and Maria Hallett, the love of his life and so-called “Witch of Wellfleet.” During the early 1700s, Bellamy captured the infamous slave ship Whydah, as well as more than 50 other ships, earning him the nickname the “Prince of Pirates.” Meet the crew and follow their journey as they seek fortune on the high seas, amass the greatest pirate treasure of all times, and ultimately meet their untimely fate when the Whydah sinks in a violent Nor’easter off the coast of Cape Cod.
See the world’s only fully authenticated pirate treasure ever discovered – including coins, jewelry, and weapons – retrieved from the wreck, and last touched by the hands of pirates more than 300 years ago. Explore our Discovery Lab where you can dive into the preservation process of these artifacts, become a Real Pirate through our complimentary photo experience, follow the journey with an audio tour narrated by famed underwater archaeological explorer Barry Clifford, and visit our gift shop for a memorable keepsake.