On exhibit from December 14, 2012 - May 27, 2013
Ahoy, Mateys! The Jolly Roger is currently flying over MPM, as the special exhibition Real Pirates has taken over the Museum’s special exhibit halls. Come experience the Golden Age of Piracy aboard the Whydah, one of the most successful pirate ships of her day, and learn about her roots as a slave ship and subsequent takeover and conversion into a pirate ship in the early 1700s.
One of the most technologically advanced vessels of her time, the Whydah was captured on her maiden voyage by legendary pirate Sam Bellamy and his crew. After a few alterations and a quick hoist of the Jolly Roger, the Whydah became the flagship of Bellamy's flotilla, leading raids throughout Caribbean waters and up the Atlantic coastline.
Learn more about the Real Pirates exhibition.