pirate rum challenge

Arrr you ready, matey?

Ahoy, mateys, and gather ye round, for a challenge, unlike any other.

Join Independence Seaport Museum for a brand-new, after-hours program, the Pirate Rum Challenge, which is sure to bring out your inner pirate. If “Legends of the Hidden Temple” had a nautical equivalent, this would be it! 




The Pirate Rum Challenge is held every Friday and Saturday, starting Saturday, May 28.


$15 for non-members  I  $12 for members (cost includes a complimentary drink*)


6 PM – 9 PM


*This event is 21+ only.


Taking place in our Patriots & Pirates exhibit, you will work your way through seven different stations, each containing a different challenge, under the watchful (and sometimes menacing) eye of Calico Jack and his friends. 

In the end, the reward that you seek will be offered to you, in the form of a complimentary cocktail, a libation so good not even Jack Sparrow would turn away. Throw down the ultimate challenge and join us at the Pirate Rum Challenge, only offered at ISM.  


Prepare Ye-self

What’s the point of partaking in a pirate challenge if you don’t actually look and feel like a pirate?

On the first stop of the evening, gear up with tattoos (temporary, we promise!), eyepatches, jewels, and the finishing touch…creating your very own pirate name! Who wouldn’t want to be Long John Parrot?

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Just kidding!

Learn how mathematics contributes to firing a “cannon” when you toss a bean bag from the bow of Diligence and try to hit an opposing ship in the distance.

Row Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Stop by and hear harrowing stories from the sea, done by storytelling and the singing of sea shanties, offered nightly at 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 8:30 PM.

On Friday evenings, we will be joined by Chaste Treasure, a trio of upper class ladies that bring a unique, tight sound to sassy songs and modern parodies alike. Truly a “treasure” but questionably “chaste,” their audience interaction is comical while their tight harmonies mean business. From frolicking drinking songs to sea shanties and original folk tunes, Chaste Treasure has something for every music lover.

Find out more about Chaste Treasure here!

visit the seaport museum

Immerse yourself in award-winning and interactive exhibits and climb aboard the oldest floating steel warship in the world on Cruiser Olympia and submerge yourself aboard the World War II-era Submarine Becuna.