Jean Lafitte Pirate Museum

An Exciting Look at the Pirates of Galveston’s Past!

Picture a battle-scarred man as he stands atop a creaking deck, eyes gleaming with a thirst for adventure. This is the life of a Pirate!

Come visit one of Galveston’s most interesting exhibits, which explores the  nearly-forgotten world of pirates and their pivotal role in the island’s rich history!

Take a trip to a time where days are spent chasing elusive treasures with their shimmering promise of riches untold beckon like sirens on the horizon!

$15 per person • Kids 4 and under: Free


Pirates…in Galveston?

Jean Lafitte, the infamous pirate, played a significant role in the discovery of Galveston Bay. In the early 19th century, Lafitte and his brother Pierre established a base on Galveston Island, strategically located along the Gulf Coast of Texas. From there, Lafitte and his crew carried out their illicit activities, including smuggling and piracy.

While exploring the region, Lafitte recognized the advantages of Galveston Bay as a natural harbor with its deep waters, sheltered coves, and proximity to the open sea. This realization led to Lafitte’s establishment of a pirate haven on the island, where he could operate freely and control the lucrative trade routes in the area.

Prepare for Adventure!

Step into a world of swashbuckling legends and hidden treasures, where the spirit of piracy comes alive before your very eyes. Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing sea of artifacts, from rusted cutlasses to tattered maps, as you unravel the mysteries of the buccaneer’s life. Uncover the captivating stories of notorious pirates, their audacious exploits, and the legends that have captivated generations.

Tips & What To Expect

Ticket Pricing: $15 per person, plus sales tax. Children 4 and under free.

We are located at 2313 Harborside Drive (Rear), Galveston, Texas 77550. Next to Stuttgarden on the Strand in Downtown Galveston.

Street parking available after 6:00 pm and Sundays parking is free!

While staff is available for any questions, this is a self-guided experience. There are no tour guides for the pirate exhibit.


2100 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77550

Questions? Call Us


Mon-Thurs: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fri-Sun: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM