Mayflower II

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If Plymouth Rock tells us little about the Pilgrims, Mayflower II speaks volumes. Climb aboard this replica of the small ship in which the Pilgrims made the fateful voyage, where 102 people lived together for 66 days as the ship passed through stormy North Atlantic waters. Actors in period costume are on board, recounting harrowing tales from the journey.

The ship is back in Plymouth after a thorough restoration in preparation for the 2020 quadricentennial of the Pilgrims' landing.

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