Mayflower II Restoration

Mayflower II Restoration

Since 1957, an estimated 25 million people have stepped aboard Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the square-rigged cargo vessel that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. Today, students visiting this floating classroom learn the perils and methods of the 17th-century maritime world and are reminded of their own ancestors’ voyages to the United States.

Thanks to a generous leadership gift, Plimoth Plantation began the work of a complete restoration of this nationally historic vessel in 2015, at a total cost of $9 million. Included in the cost of the preservation, the Museum will also establish a fund to ensure that the ship will continue to educate and inspire future generations.