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Mayflower II

Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02362
508-746-1622
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Ranked #10 of 38 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ships, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Replica of the ship the Pilgrims sailed to the New World.
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Amherst, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

You have to board this ship to get the real feel. Was extremely cold they day we visited in April... Can't image what Winter months on the water must have felt like!

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fascinating re-creation of the original Mayflower. Great for colonial history buffs, school trips or families visiting the Plymouth Waterfront. A living museum, where the staff remains true to character as 17th century seafarers.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. This is of course a replica of the original ship, but as you know was actually sailed from England in 1956 or 57. Great for adults and also families with kids who are 6 and older. Really young children don't really appreciate the historical part, but it is fun to be on the ship.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The ship and its re-enactors really give a sense for what it was like to travel that distance during the 1600's. I was truly impressed with the fortitude of the Pilgrims, though their puritanical beliefs were misguided in my opinion.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

An excellent replica of the Mayflower. I was amazed at how small it was, and that it carried 102 passengers across the ocean. Excellent historical detail, good for both children and adults.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited here in april. The ship is not only fascinating to look around, but the actors on board really bring it to life. The guy who was playing the captain amazed us with his knowledge and ability to keep in character the whole time. Sone other guest mentioned a name who was their distant ancestor and the captain reeled off... More

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Des Moines, Washington, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a realization to see the ship that carried 102 settlers to the new world. The actors answering questions about their journey were fascinating. I don't think I could have survived! Great attraction and well laid out with lots to learn for the kids.

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Batesville, Mississippi
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have been visiting the Mayflower II since I was a small child. It is like stepping back into time. Everyone onboard is an actor and knows his or her part well. Going below deck is so realistic that one can even imagine how it smelled on the voyage across the Atlantic.

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

the ship was moored at the dock, it was later afternoon on a cold November day, but i was able to speak to some mates aboard who were in character. I also got to see how my ancestors slept, ate & passed the time on their voyage to America.

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Meriden, NH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I had the feeling the characters on the boat deeply cared about the ship and the person they were portraying. There was this sense that they were excited to share their stories and the enthusiasm was contagious. I could have spent another couple of hours there.

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