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“Helps you imagine the voyage”
Review of Mayflower II

Mayflower II
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Admission to Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II and Plimoth Grist Mill
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Plymouth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip from Boston
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Ranked #4 of 70 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: Replica of the ship the Pilgrims sailed to the New World.
New England
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Helps you imagine the voyage”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Being able to climb aboard this full scale replica was a unique experience for my two sons. The guides on board really helped to capture the feel of what it must've been like to travel on the ship, and were able to answer so many of our questions.

Visited November 2013
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“Great educational experience”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

The ship is downtown in the harbor so an easy walk from a lot of the shops, restaurants and other museums. It is worth the fee but not for small children or people with disabilities as there are many narrow walk areas. It provides you with an informative account of the sailing across the Atlantic and you get a first hand account of what it would have been like living on that ship (it is an exact replica of the original).

Visited September 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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“More Authentic than Disney. Surprised?”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

When we reviewed what our ticket options could be at Plimoth Plantation, we chose the plantation itself and the Mayflower II. You do have to drive to it and as close as it seems to be to the plantation, be sure to put it into your GPS and ask about where to park in advance while at the Plimoth visitor center. It is kind of a no brainer, but at the same time, tour buses and school groups make the downtown port area of Plimoth feel like an historical Santa Monica Pier (without the freaks) so it could become potentially crowded at peak times (although it is a small area to cover.) We went on a weekday which was a smart decision. The ship smells old in a good way, unlike a Disney type of reproduction which would be perfect and contrived. Be sure to go into the bottom part of the ship and talk with the docents down there, too. The top crew discussed all of the ship's terms and uses. The young graduate student below talked about the people who sailed, where they slept and what they ate, etc. It's just kind of a "Wow" experience because you are just as underwhelmed at the small size of the ship as you are overwhelmed at the fact that so many desperate people crowded onto it to sail to America.

Visited October 2013
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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“interesting”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

It was good to see the boat and get a sense of what it was like to have traveled across the ocean on it -
You only need about 1/2 hour or so to visit this site - parking can be found on the road -
we bought tickets for this and the Plantation together -
But to truly get a perspective on Plymouth and the journey - I think it is most beneficial to get a tour first (Jenny Museum) rather than just ask questions of the staff on the Mayflower II.
They tell a bit of a different perspective and more of a rewriting of history - but for our kids, the overall introduction to the Plymouth experience was necessary before 'boarding' the Mayflower.

Visited October 2013
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Northwestern, NJ
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“Must visit”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

A must visit slice of history, especially with school age kids. Take the time to listen to and question the guides. Be sure to ask about the 1957 crossing of the Mayflower II in addition to learning about the original crossing. That story is very interesting on its own.

Allot for one hour for a good visit.

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