Mayflower II Returns To Plymouth After 3-Year Restoration

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Mayflower II returns to Plymouth Harbor Monday, Aug. 10 after a 3-year restoration.

The replica of the Mayflower, the ship that brought the pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620, is set to arrive at the State Pier at DCR's Pilgrim Memorial State Park around 3 p.m.

The Mayflower II is one of the exhibits at Plimoth Plantation.

“Mayflower II is a unique educational resource that allows us to better understand American history, from the complex and interwoven stories of the Indigenous people and the Pilgrims in the 1600s, to renewed international alliances during World War II, and the search for a better life that has inspired people for centuries,” Ellie Donovan, Plimoth Plantation’s Executive Director, said in a statement. “We are grateful to all whose generous support has enabled us to preserve those stories embodied in this historic ship."

The ship was restored at the Mystic Seaport Museum's Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard in Connecticut. It began making the journey home on July 20. It's last stop before coming to Plymouth was at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

The Mayflower II is set to open to the public on Aug. 12. Tickets for will be time, and face coverings will be required for all visitors and staff.

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