Mayflower II Photo Gallery

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    A Second Mayflower

    Mayflower II Photo - Picture of the Famous Pilgrim Ship in Plymouth Massachusetts
    ••• Mayflower II is a Popular Plymouth Attraction Mayflower II is a carefully crafted replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship. In 1620, the 102 Pilgrims and crew spent 66 days crossing the Atlantic aboard the original Mayflower, a cargo ship commissioned for one of the most celebrated trips in history. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    Replica of the Pilgrims' Famous Ship is a Popular Plymouth Attraction

    The Mayflower II, a carefully crafted replica of the four-masted cargo ship that carried 102 religious dissidents to New England's shores in 1620, has been a fixture in Plymouth Harbor since 1957. These photos, taken during the famous ship's 50th anniversary year, provide a glimpse of what visitors experience aboard Mayflower II.

    Like its sister attraction, Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II immerses visitors in the Pilgrim experience. On board, you can go below deck to see how the Pilgrims traveled during 66 seasick days on the stormy Atlantic, speak with crew members of this still seaworthy vessel and chat with Pilgrim role players, who answer questions and offer insight into their motivations for undertaking this perilous journey.

    The Pilgrim story resonates with travelers from around the world, and for more than 50 years, the Mayflower II has provided a glimpse of the hardships endured by these freedom...MORE seekers. Mayflower II is open daily from late March through late November.

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.

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    Native Vessel

    Wampanoag Mashoon Canoe at Mayflower II in Plymouth Massachusetts
    ••• Mayflower II is a Popular Plymouth Attraction This traditional Wampanoag mashoon, a canoe made by burning a log and scraping out the charred wood, contrasts starkly with the Pilgrims' ship. It is one of the exhibits visitors see as they prepare to climb aboard Mayflower II. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.

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    A Faithful Replica

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.

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    Pilgrim Insight

    Photo of Pilgrim Role Player Aboard the Mayflower II in Plymouth Massachusetts
    ••• Mayflower II is a Popular Plymouth Attraction You can gain insight into what the Pilgrims' voyage must have been like by chatting with the role players aboard the Mayflower II. Just as they do at Plimoth Plantation, these Pilgrim characters speak a 17th-century dialect that takes getting used to. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.

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    What Lies Ahead?

    Mayflower II Picture - Upper Deck
    ••• Mayflower II is a Popular Plymouth Attraction Standing aboard the upper deck of the Mayflower II, visitors can contemplate the thoughts that occupied the Pilgrims' minds as they sailed into the unknown. It was a stormy crossing, and we know from accounts how many were feeling: seasick. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.

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    Exploring the Ship

    Mayflower II Photo - Exploring the Ship
    ••• Mayflower II is a Popular Plymouth Attraction Visitors to the Mayflower II can spend as much time as they'd like exploring the ship and talking to both costumed role players and the ship's current crew. Be sure to peek at the captain's quarters before going below to see how the Pilgrims traveled. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.

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    A Comfortable Berth

    Mayflower II - A Comfortable Berth
    ••• Mayflower II is a Popular Plymouth Attraction This bed may not look terribly comfortable by modern-day standards, but the officers of the Mayflower had more comfortable on-board accommodations than their human cargo. The Pilgrims, including three pregnant women, crowded together on the lower deck. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.

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    The Kitchen

    Mayflower II Photo - The Kitchen
    ••• Mayflower II is a Popular Plymouth Attraction On the Mayflower II, the kitchen or cook room is located in the forecastle, just as it likely was on the Pilgrims' original ship. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.

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    Pilgrim Provisions

    Pilgrim Provisions - Mayflower II Picture
    ••• Mayflower II is a Popular Plymouth Attraction On board the Mayflower, the Pilgrims carried food provisions to last them through their first harvest in the new world. But it's easy to imagine that a diet of dried peas and salt cod got old after a while. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.

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    A Symbol of Strength

    Mayflower II Attraction in Plymouth Massachusetts - Photo
    ••• Mayflower II is a Popular Plymouth Attraction The Mayflower II, a gift made possible by donors in England, remains a lasting tribute to the Pilgrims' strength and faith more than 50 years after the replica was launched and nearly four centuries after the Pilgrims arrived on Plymouth's shores. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

    Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts, can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims' famous ship, to see how they journeyed to a new home in New England.