Whydah Pirate Museum to Stay Open through January 2nd

WEST YARMOUTH – The museum which offers its patrons views of the only confirmed pirate treasure in the world will extend its season due to popular demand.

The Whydah Pirate Museum, founded by explorer Barry Clifford, will remain open Tuesday through Sunday until January 2nd.

Clifford, who discovered the wreck of the Whydah pirate ship, said his museum tells the story of these outlaws who were experimenting in democracy.

“We have a few discoveries made on the site which we haven’t brought to the surface yet,” he said.

Artifacts abound throughout the institution, including pieces from the 54 ships that the Whydah pirates robbed. Visitors can ask working archaeologists questions as they uncover pieces in the public’s eye.

Some of those pieces have toured the country over the past decade under the auspice of National Geographic.

Clifford said he has enjoyed working in Yarmouth. He said he’s working with town officials to reopen on St. Patrick’s Day following the January closing.

Casey Sherman, who co-produced the screenplay for Chatham marine tale The Finest Hours, will work with Clifford and others on an upcoming feature film about uncovering the Whydah pirate ship.

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