Attractions – North Shore – New England Pirate Museum

New England Pirate Museum

Salem, MA Attractions – North Shore MA Region Attractions

massachusetts attractionsGet a taste of the pirate life at Salem’s Pirate Museum, where you will explore treasure troves and meet over 60 buccaneers, discover artifacts and learn about the life of a pirate. This 20 to 30 minute walking tour will lead you through a dockside village, onto the deck of a pirate ship, and into an 80 foot bat cave filled with hidden treasure. The Pirate Museum offers many educational activities for all ages, from compass making and treasure map design to pirate vocabulary and ship log activities.

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New England Pirate Museum

New England Pirate MuseumLocated across the street from Salem’s famous Pickering Wharf on the Heritage Trail, the New England Pirate Museum is a good day’s adventure for all ages.The Pirate Museum is part of the Salem museum family that also in cludes the Witch Dungeon Museum and the Witch History Museum. When you attend the Pirate Museum, you will get to board a full-length pirate ship and view artifacts from New England’s rich history of sea-faring pirates and sea-robbers. Learn about the misadventures of Captain Kidd, Belamy, Quelch, and Blackbeard, explore an 80 foot treasure cave, and learn why the North Shore of Massachusetts is often referred to as "The Gold Coast".

In addition to standard museum tours and pirate reinactments, the Pirate Museum also offers an educational curriculum for schools and teachers of all age groups. Children can learn to make their own compasses and treasure maps, learn pirate vocabulary, and learn about ship heirarchy. Pirate poetry, Pirate flags, pirate postcards and more are all available for the wee ones.


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