This interactive Exhibition Showcases Treasure and Artifacts from First Fully Authenticated Pirate Ship Discovered in U.S. Waters. “Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship,” a touring exhibition organized by National Geographic and Premier Exhibitions, Inc. will make its debut at The Manitoba Museum this fall. The exhibition explores early 18th-century piracy with more than 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor. It tells the true story of the Whydah — a real pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago — and showcases treasure chests of coins and gold, jewelry, weaponry such as cannons, pistols, and knives, and a replica of the actual ship that visitors can board. Get an unprecedented glimpse into the unique economic, political and social circumstances of the early 18th-century Caribbean. The exhibition is highlighted by the compelling stories of the diverse people whose lives converged on the vessel before it was sunk in a fierce storm off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. on April 26, 1717. An audio tour specifically created for children up to age 12 complements the exhibition experience. Kids also can try their hands at raising a pirate flag, tying real sailor’s knots, and looking through a telescope to find ships with treasure on board. Admission prices for “Real Pirates” will start at $6.
Photo provided by Pirates, Premier Exhibitions, Inc.