The most fun-filled place in Salem.
The unique and little-known history
of New England
sea-robbers comes alive
at the Pirate Museum.
Relive the adventures of Captains
Kidd and Blackbeard, who roamed freely offshore plundering merchant
ships. Participate in an educational, historically accurate and
entertaining, live walking tour with a qualified guide who encourages
student participation and questions. The tour starts in our artifacts
room with authentic pirate treasures. Then you'll stroll through
a colonial seaport, board a pirate ship, and explore an eighty
foot cave, where you are sure to encounter some of those 17th
century rascals face to face. Join us at the Pirate Museum to
learn more about New England's adventurous sea-robbers. Curriculum
packets are available. Inquire about our educational pirate visiting
your school. Seasonal - May through November.
Notorious pirate captains, such as; Kidd, Blackbeard, Bellamy
and Quelch, roamed the waters off Boston's North Shore, known
as the Gold Coast, while so-called witches were being hanged
at Salem. Like many of today's New Englanders, pirates spent
their winters in the tropics and their summers here. Most 17th
and 18th-century pirates were, in fact, New Englanders and New
Yorkers, with gold and silver from Central America and merchandise
from Europe. Many buried their ill-gotten treasures off shore
on the islands that dot our coast, and much of it is still there,
just waiting to be dug up.
You will not only mingle with these swashbucklers of old, but
you will become part of their world as you walk the dockside
village, board their ship and witness them in battle. The dark,
winding bat-cave will fill you with anticipation, and you'll
feel their awesome presence as you discover hidden treasures.....
It's an experience you won't forget.
Roam our "Artifacts Room" of real treasures, and
meet the shady residents of Old Salem's Dockside Village.
Explore below decks and wind your way through the 80-foot
cave, where treasures are buried and cave-creatures dwell.
We guarantee you and yours a fascinating and exciting adventure,
an interesting and little-known history lesson - and a lot
A 20- to 30-minute walking tour, where you'll meet some 60 buccaneers
from the days of yore, and you'll behold their artifacts and
treasures. Visit a recreated dockside village, board a pirate
ship and meander an eighty-foot batcave, filled with hidden booty.
These pirates, and not accused witches, were the real rascals
and villains of 1692 in Olde Salem Towne.