GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to be a real pirate, step into an exhibition at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
“Real Pirates: The Untold Story of The Wyhdah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship” tells the story of the slave ship the Wyhdah, which was coming from Africa to the Caribbean when it was overtaken by pirates. It sank 300 years ago off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The “Real Pirates” exhibition includes a full-size recreation of the pirate ship that you can walk through. There are about 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the shipwreck that visitors can touch and learn about.
Admission to “Real Pirates” includes general admission to the museum. The exhibition runs until April 19, 2015.
Seniors (62 and older): $16
Children (3-17): $12
Children under 2: free
Seniors (62 and older): $11
Children (3-17): $10