“Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship,” explores early 18th-century piracy with more than 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor. “Real Pirates” tells the true story of the Whydah — a real pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago — and showcases treasure chests of coins and gold, jewelry, weaponry such as cannons, pistols, and knives, and a replica of the actual ship that visitors can board. “Real Pirates” provides visitors with an unprecedented glimpse into the unique economic, political and social circumstances of the early 18th-century Caribbean. The exhibition is highlighted by the compelling stories of the diverse people whose lives converged on the vessel before it was sunk in a fierce storm off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. on April 26, 1717. For families and young visitors, an audio tour specially created for children up to age 12 complements the exhibition experience.