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Mayflower's Homecoming Journey

The Story Sails On™

Mayflower's Homecoming JourneyMayflower II, Plimoth Plantation's fully restored 64-year-old reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the shores of historic Patuxet in 1620, has begun her voyage home to Massachusetts! Stay up-to-date about the journey here as well as our social media sites. 

Key 2020 Dates 

July 20: Mayflower departs Mystic Seaport Museum

August 10: Mayflower expected to arrive in Plymouth Harbor (time through the Cape Cod Canal to be announced) 
Those wishing to track Mayflower can use the MarineTraffic app or website:
Search for MAYFLOWER and choose the 'US Sailing Vessel' result.

Mayflower in New London

Once in New London, Mayflower will be docked at the City Pier for just over two weeks. Whit Perry, Plimoth’s Director of Maritime Preservation & Operations and Mayflower's captain, will oversee a crew of 27. During their time in New London, the crew will conduct sea trials to test the ship’s performance and perform sail training to ensure safe operation underway. For the health and safety of the crew, the ship will not be available for public visitation until she is back home in Plymouth harbor.

The story sails on

Further details regarding the remainder of Mayflower's voyage will be forthcoming. At this time, the ship is expected to arrive in Plymouth on or about August 10. All dates and times are subject to change based on tide and weather conditions as well as other factors that may affect the safety of the ship and crew.


For b-roll, images, and interview requests, please contact Kate Sheehan, Plimoth’s Associate Director of Marketing, at Note that due to pandemic-related safety restrictions, media access to the ship and crew will be limited and must be coordinated through Plimoth’s Media Relations department.