Real Pirates Exhibition At Moody Gardens

We’re down in Galveston for the Independence Day holiday, spending time with the family and making sure Reese is getting some Nana time. We’re not going too crazy, but we did go over to Moody Gardens to check out the Real Pirates Exhibition at the Discovery Museum.

They’ve got a bunch of artifacts from the Whydah, a slave ship turned pirate ship from the early 1700s. There’s an exhibition around the artifacts that discusses the slave trade, piracy, and life aboard a real pirate ship, using those artifacts to illustrate. It’s amazing to see how well the items have survived almost 300 years in the ocean. Even some of the textiles were in decent condition.