Pirate Days Landing Page 2024

pirate days

April 9–10, 2024

Museum Grounds

Avast, me hearties, head over to Mystic Seaport Museum for Pirate Days on April 9 and 10 for a treasure trove of outdoor fun for the whole family! Storm the Seaport Village to get your treasure hunting kit, and put those navigation skills to the test. Follow the clues on the map to find the secret loot, meet our friendly pirates, and enjoy performances to boot! Pirate lads and lasses of all ages will love our games, crafts, and activities. 

Dress the part and join in a pirate parade—ye won’t want to miss it! See the full schedule of events below.

Members: Free

Non-members: General Admission

Pirate Kit: $8 per kit (free for Members) and includes treasure hunt, pirate accessories, and access to final prize.

Schedule of Events

Pirate Kit

Hunt for Treasure!

Any pirate worth their salt knows how to navigate the high seas and find hidden treasure. Grab your treasure hunting kit and follow the clues to get your prize!

The pirate kit contains a special tote bag with a treasure map, pencil, flag decoder, pirate bandana, eyepatch, your unique pirate name, and access to the final prize at the end of the hunt!

Members: Free
Non-members: $8 per kit (Museum admission required)

Become a Member for free admission to Pirate Days and a free treasure hunt kit!

Did You Know?

  • Pirates who visited tropical locations did often come back with parrots. Parrots don’t eat much and provided entertainment for bored sailors!
  • While female pirates weren’t exactly common, they did exist! The best-known female pirates were Ann Bonny, Mary Read, Rachel Wall and Ching Shih (also known as Cheng I Sao).
  • There are only two verified accounts of pirates burying treasure. Most pirates spent their loot as soon as they could!
  • Pirates didn’t sing sea chanteys! The Golden Age of Piracy spanned the years of 1680-1720 but chanteys were not commonly used until the 1820s!