If you love movies like Pirates of the Caribbean or Disney classics like Peter Pan, the New England Pirate Museum might be right up your alley. A short jaunt in one of our New England car rentals will bring you into Salem, Massachusetts, where the museum is located. There you can participate in a fascinating walking tour that will bring the Salem pirates to life. Join the world of swashbucklers with your New England car rentals. The pirates – and not the witches – were the real rascals of Salem in the 17th century!
What the New England Pirate Museum Has to Offer
When you visit with your New England car rentals, you get to relive the adventures of Captains Kidd and Blackbeard, who roamed the waters off Boston’s North Shore while the witches were being hanged in Salem. Did you know that most 17th and 18th century pirates were New Englanders and New Yorkers? You’ll find out that and so much more when you visit with your New England car rentals!
At the museum, you can explore the museum’s artifacts of authentic pirate treasures followed by a twenty to thirty minute walking tour. Stroll through a colonial seaport, board a pirate ship and explore an eighty foot cave where rumour has it you may still encounter some pirates face-to-face!
Hours and Prices for Visiting with Your New England Car Rentals
During the May to October months, explore the high seas every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Between November and April, stop by on a weekend between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Looking for a Halloween spook? Check out the Haunted Happenings event – extended hours for the month of October:
• Saturday, Oct 15: 10am – last tour starts at 6pm
• Friday, Oct 21: 10am – last tour starts at 6pm
• Saturday, Oct 22: 10am – last tour starts at 8pm
• Sunday, Oct 23: 10am – last tour starts at 6pm
• Friday, Oct 28: 10am – last tour starts at 7pm
• Saturday, Oct 29: 10am – last tour starts at 9pm
• Sunday, Oct 30: 10am – last tour starts at 9pm
• Monday, Oct 31: 10am – last tour starts at 9pm
• Adutls: $8.00
• Children (4-13 years): $6.00
• Seniors (65+): $7.00
Coming in a large group? Ask the Museum about its group rates!
A History of Pirates in New England
When you visit with your New England car rentals, you’ll learn that piracy in America boomed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and many of those pirates were New Englanders. Most pirates started out as privateers, who were hired by local merchants to attack the shipping of England’s enemies. Since England was periodically at war with a variety of European countries, the ships of these countries became fair game for New England privateers. After the end of the War of Spanish Succession ended in 1713, Europe was generally at peace. Many of the unemployed privateers turned to piracy, which ultimately produced the greatest age of piracy.
Despite being punishable by hanging, many seamen willingly risked their lives in order to experience the life of easy profits, freer existence and boisterous lifestyle. Walk the plank into a world of high seas, caves, treasure, and swashbuckling sword fights and explore the New England Pirate Museum on your visit to Massachusetts!
With over six locations in the eastern Massachusetts area, you’ll always have a rental car company nearby to rely on. And just because we’re advertising about pirates, doesn’t mean we’re about to loot your money. If you want to ride around the Boston area in style, contact VERC Car Rentals today!