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The details of the ship, from the solid oak timbers and tarred hemp rigging, to the wood and horn lanterns and hand-colored maps, have all been carefully recreated to give you a sense of what the original 17th-century vessel was like. Come aboard and learn about the 1620 voyage of the Mayflower, the perils of maritime travel, and the tools of 17th-century navigation.
Explore the cramped quarters of the ship's passengers. You'll wonder how 102 passengers endured such a small space for over 3 months at sea. Peer down into the lower level 'hold,' where the food, clothing, furniture, tools and other items necessary to start a colony were stored.
Admire the 'spacious' Master's cabin, and compare it to the wet and windy accommodations of the common sailors. You will also hear the tale of a modern Englishman's dream to build and sail Mayflower II as a symbol of American and British unity after WWII.
Mayflower II has many stories to tell and many people to tell them. You will meet staff in modern-day clothing who speak from a present-day perspective. They can talk with you about the original Mayflower as well as the reproduction vessel Mayflower II. Along side are reproductions of a 17th-century shallop and a ship's boat. You may recognize this ship's boat from the Emmy-nominated PBS series Colonial House.
For safety and accessibility reasons, strollers are not permitted on board. Strollers may be left in the dockside exhibit while you tour the ship.
Mayflower II and dockside exhibits are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Children (6-12) $7.00 (Under 6 free)
Includes admission to ship and dockside exhibit.
Combination tickets are also available that include a 2 day pass to both Mayflower II and Plimoth Plantation. See the official site for details.
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