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Real Pirates tells the compelling story of the Whydah, the first authenticated pirate shipwreck in U.S. waters, and the stories of the diverse people whose lives converged on the vessel. Sunk in a fierce storm off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in April 1717, the Whydah was located in 1984 and is still actively excavated today.

Real Pirates, is a one of a kind exhibition that features more than 200 authentic items recovered from the Whydah – real treasure last touched by real pirates. Ranging from canons and coins and the Ship’s massive bell to personal items that the pirates wore, visitors are given an unprecedented glimpse into unique economic, political and social circumstances of the early 18th-century Caribbean.

Real Pirates: Exhibition Map Real Pirates: Exhibition Cannons Real Pirates: Visitors 1 Real Pirates: Exhibition Bell Real Pirates: Treasure Chests Real Pirates: Ship Model Real Pirates: Excavation Exhibition Real Pirates: Life-Size Ship

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