On September 21, 2013, The Mariners’ Museum will attempt to host the largest-ever gathering of pirates, in the presence of a Guinness World Records official. If the effort succeeds, the United States will wrest the honor from Hastings, England, where the 2012 mark was set at 14,231 pirates.
The Museum will attempt to break that mark on September 21, 2013 at The Mariners’ Museum Park, with its Pirates Pack the Park event. Pirates Pack the Park is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the official pirate count taking place at 2 p.m.
The attempt will be framed around a day-long pirate festival featuring a children’s area, food and drink vendors, live music and entertainment, crafts, pirate merchandise and a pirate re-enactor encampment. Participants will ride free shuttle buses to The Mariners’ Museum Park from satellite parking locations.