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Charleston Pirate Week

Charleston remembers the 300th anniversary of colonial piracy through a series of family friendly programs. June 11 – 17, 2018 will be Pirate Week in Charleston as museums, historic sites, and others offer programming centered on the Golden Age of Piracy. Events include, live theater, lectures, walking tours, and adventures for children.

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Charleston Pirate Week Schedule
Charleston remembers the 300th anniversary of colonial piracy through a series of family friendly programs. June 11 – 17, 2018 will be Pirate Week in Charleston as museums, historic sites, and others offer programming centered on the Golden Age of Piracy. Events include, live theater, lectures, walking tours, and adventures for children.

In June of 1718, the infamous Blackbeard, working in partnership with Stede Bonnet, The Gentleman Pirate, blockaded Charleston’s harbor, stole goods, and held hostages. In the months that followed, others repeated similar acts of piracy. Bouts with these sailing thieves ultimately led to a 1719 petition requesting that South Carolina transition from a proprietary territory to an official royal colony of Great Britain. Pirate Week is the perfect opportunity to explore the early 18th-century Lowcountry while learning stories of its piratical past.

Program hosts include:
The Charleston Museum
The Powder Magazine Museum
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
Charleston Pirate Tours

For more info, please call the number provided.

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79 CUMBERLAND ST

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843-442-7299

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