Salem, Massachusetts: New England Pirate Museum

Bloody pirate lore: a change of pace from all of the bloody witch lore elsewhere in Salem.

Address:
274 Derby St., Salem, MA
Directions:
Downtown, just west of Pickering Wharf and next to the Salem Beer Works restaurant.
Hours:
May-Oct. daily 10 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
978-741-2800
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About New England Pirate Museum

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Pirates dummies inspect their plunder.

New England Pirate Museum

This is another one of the tourist traps of Salem. Pirate tour guide, weird mannequins. There was cool stuff to see and learn, but most of my time was spent laughing at how awkward the tour guide and mannequins are.

[Sarah Campau, 09/22/2019]

Replica cave with hidden pirate treasure.

New England Pirate Museum

As it turns out, there's more than just pointy hats, scarlet letters, gabled houses and sour-looking judges in Salem. There are also pirates.

Salem was a bustling seaport in its day, and a few of the Carribean's most infamous originally shipped out to sea from the New England area. This museum gives a quick and informative tour (complete with snarling and sass from the costumed tour guide) of some of the more nefarious characters, including the grisly endings of the pirates' stories. The presentation and displays are pretty good, and the gift shop can provide something to break up all that witch memorabilia the rest of the town loads you up on.

[Jesse Heindl, 08/30/2006]

Sept. 2019: Photo added.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Salem Wax MuseumSalem Wax Museum, Salem, MA - < 1 mi.
World of Witches MuseumWorld of Witches Museum, Salem, MA - < 1 mi.
Salem Witch MuseumSalem Witch Museum, Salem, MA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
The Paper House, Rockport, MA - 17 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Massachusetts Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Paper House, Rockport, Massachusetts (Sep 13-19, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now

 

Favorite Quirky City Sights