The original, 102-foot-long, 25-foot-wide, four-masted Mayflower carried 102 passengers (including three pregnant women) and cargo to the New World in 1620. The replica you see today was constructed in an English shipyard in the mid-1950s using materials faithful to the original, including lumber, hemp ropes, hand-sewn canvas sails, and individually forged nails. Mayflower II was sailed to Plymouth in 1957 and is still seaworthy.
When you tour the ship, guides and costumed role players share details about life onboard. Spoiler alert: It was pretty grim. Though the ship is part of Plimoth Plantation, it’s docked in Plymouth Harbor and can, and probably should, be seen on its own rather than as part of the Plimoth Plantation day-pass option—you don’t want to get Pilgrim fatigue.
(Across from 74 Water St.)
- Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
- 41.95895200, -70.66297200
- Mid-Mar.--end Jun.: daily 9—5. Jul. --Aug.: daily 9—7. Sept.--end Nov.: daily 9--5.
- Visit Website
- (508) 746-1622