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Does downtown Atlanta need a pirate museum?


Pssh, we've got plenty of pirates downtown...during Dragon*Con. AJC file photo

I can’t answer that question. I couldn’t have explained to you why Atlanta became the site for the world’s largest fishtank, or why it would be a puppetry nucleus, but it is, and that’s that. When we heard the news that a pirate museum might move in near Centennial Olympic Park, my response was, “Wow.” Then, “Of course.”

Because, well, of course. Why am I surprised? We’re already working on museums for everything else.

Centennial Olympic Park seems like the trendiest spot for a museum around here. It’s already surrounded by the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the National Museum of Patriotism, CNN Center and Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. There are plans to put the national health museum, the College Football Hall of Fame and the Center for Civil and Human Rights nearby.

A pirate museum could be fun, but offhand, I’m not seeing the Atlanta ties.

When I searched the AJC archive for “pirates,” I got a plenty of returns — game photos from when the Atlanta plays Pittsburgh in baseball.

What do you think? Would you visit a pirate museum in Atlanta? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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48 comments Add your comment


October 20th, 2009
10:12 am

Who is on crack????!!!!


October 20th, 2009
10:11 am

Atlanta need more attraction place to the visitors.
so.. It is So GOOD idea ~!!


October 20th, 2009
9:50 am

HECK YES!!! we need a pirate thing here. there was a pirate dinner theater in Florida that i went to once and we need one here and more of course. it would be so awesome!!!

Mikey B

October 20th, 2009
9:39 am

great idea! will fit right in with all the other robbers, thieves and beggars that prowl downtown- it would be just like museum characters roaming the streets! “Look honey, we’re being really robbed!” Just think of the stories to tell your kids!!


October 20th, 2009
9:36 am

Scurvy Sally

October 20th, 2009
9:08 am

DEFINATELY! I participated in the annual pirate fest Piratepalooza & a good time was had by all, arrrrr!!!! Not sure about staffing it with vagrants, though. Would parents really want to take their little bucaneers & wenchlets there???


October 20th, 2009
8:46 am

Stupid. If it opens, I give it less than a year.

Susan McElrath

October 20th, 2009
8:46 am

Not a good idea, it will have its hand out for public funds within a few months. ATL has no obvious connections to pirate history anyway.


October 20th, 2009
7:44 am

As long as there is an area where people can vote to make people walk the plank it might just work…….aaarrrrgrgggghhhhh


October 20th, 2009
7:42 am

Hey and right next to the Pirate Museum we can put an Air Museum. We can collect different air from different countries and make some displays!!!! LOL