Mayflower II Restoration

Mayflower II is owned by Plimoth Plantation and is undergoing a multi-year restoration in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport. The restoration of the nearly 60-year-old wooden ship is being carried out over several years with the ship spending winter and spring at Mystic Seaport and returning to Plymouth each summer and fall. The project is scheduled for completion prior to 2020—the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival.

Updates on the restoration project are featured below.

MAYFLOWER II Hauled

The ship was hauled out of the water in the Shipyard so restoration work can begin in earnest.

MAYFLOWER II Departure from Plymouth

MAYFLOWER II Returns

The reproduction of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts will begin a 30-month restoration period in the Shipyard.

MAYFLOWER II passes through the highway bridge in downtown Mystic shortly before tying up at Mystic Seaport. Photo by Andy Price

MAYFLOWER II Arrives

The ship will spend the winter undergoing restoration work in our Shipyard.

A closeup of the bow of the MAYFLOWER II under restoration in the Mystic Seaport shipyard. (d2015-04-0298)

MAYFLOWER II to Depart May 16

Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport announced that MAYFLOWER II is scheduled to depart for Plymouth on May 16.

MAYFLOWER II being hauled out of the water on December 23, 2014. Photo Credit: Mystic Seaport/Dennis A. Murphy

MAYFLOWER II High and Dry

The ship was hauled out of the water so that restoration work can begin in earnest

MAYFLOWER II Arrives at Mystic Seaport Dec. 14, 2014. Photo by Mystic Seaport/Dennis A. Murphy

MAYFLOWER II Arrives

The full-scale reproduction ship owned by Plimoth Plantation will undergo restoration at the Museum’s shipyard.