Set sail for an adventure at Smith’s Castle in Wickford, RI to see PIRATES! Against All Flags.
Neal Kirk, aka Captain William Kidd, founder/commander of Free Men Of the Sea, a pirate living-history reenactment group, will display his exhibit of original and reproduction artifacts to depict the reality and myths about the Golden Age of Piracy.
PIRATES! Against All Flags focuses on the pirates
of the Red Sea trade that were common in New
England from about 1690 to 1720. Come get a
glimpse into the fact and folklore of the pirates of
long ago. View a variety of period weapons, an array
of pirate flags, period coins, examples of what
treasure pirates really sought, pirate books and
movie costumes, types of punishments, and other
essential pirate paraphernalia. If you love things
piratical, you’ll enjoy this exhibit.
Admission to the indoor PIRATES! Exhibit is $8 adults, $3 children 6-12, and free for children under 6.
Rated “Arrrr” for all ages!
The exhibit will be available for viewing from noon to 4:00 pm on every Saturday in August 2012, starting on
August 4 and culminating on August 25 with a music festival on Smith’s Castle grounds from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.
The music festival, called A Gathering of Scoundrels: A Celebration of Mariners, Pirates and Privateers and
their Sea Shanties, will feature re-enactors and musicians, including Rick Spencer, Barnacle, Patchy Cauveens,
and Free Men of the Sea, with Rhode Island Colonial Governor Samuel Cranston (portrayed by his descendant,
Tim Cranston) as master of ceremony. Admission to the outdoor music festival is free.