Treasure Ahoy! 'Real Pirates Salem' Offers Interactive Experience, Tours

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SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's anchors away for a pirate exhibit in Salem, as it features plenty of authentic treasures and artifacts from the time of the swashbucklers hundreds of years ago.

Walking through 'Real Pirates Salem,' guests can examine pieces of 'the Whydah,' the ship of the 'Prince of Pirates' Samuel Bellamy, the richest pirate of all time.

Exhibit Director Bill Golden told WBZ's Brooke McCarthy that Real Pirates Salem has the only fully authenticated pirate's treasure in the world.

"According to the Forbes list of all-time highest-earning pirates, [Bellamy] was number one— who knew they had a list? There's a bit of pirate in all of us, and come to Real Pirates Salem and you'll find your pirate," Golden said.

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RPS says they have an inventory of real pirate artifacts that includes coins, jewelry, and weapons on display. Guided audio tours are also offered as guests walk along, listening to the tale of the Whydah Gally Shipwreck recovery.

Exhibit officials say the experience is family-friendly fun, with availabilities for private events and group tours.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports.

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