• Mayflower II April 12, 2022 8:30 am

    Mayflower II Returns to Plymouth Wednesday

    The Mayflower II, the historic reproduction of the ship that carried Pilgrims to the shores of Massachusetts in 1620, is scheduled to return to Plymouth on Wednesday. The 65-year-old wooden vessel spent the winter months in dry dock at the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, for routine maintenance and painting. It left Mystic Seaport…

  • Plymouth 400 September 4, 2021 11:36 pm

    Plymouth 400 Celebrations Underway

    A year later due to the pandemic, Plymouth celebrates its founding 400 years earlier.

  • Plymouth 400 September 5, 2021 12:00 am

    Plymouth Marks 400 Years With Festivities Throughout Weekend

    A two-day celebration is underway in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to commemorate 400 years since the Mayflower voyage and founding of the Plymouth colony. Festivities kicked off on Saturday with a special ceremony at 10 a.m. and capped off the day at 7 p.m. with a lighted boat parade in the harbor. British Ambassador to the U.S., Dame Karen Pierce, helped start…

  • Massachusetts September 4, 2021 7:24 am

    Plymouth Celebrates 400 Years

    Plymouth commemorates 400 years since the Mayflower landed in the town.

  • coronavirus pandemic September 22, 2020 2:21 pm

    Some See Irony in Virus' Impact on Mayflower Commemoration

    The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for the Pilgrims. Dozens of events — from art exhibits and festivals to lectures and a maritime regatta featuring the Mayflower II, a full-scale replica refitted over the past three years at a cost of more than $11 million — were planned to mark the 400th anniversary of the religious…

  • Massachusetts August 10, 2020 11:29 pm

    Mayflower II Returns Home to Plymouth After Renovations

    The Mayflower II sailed back home Monday, and a lot of people came out to celebrate safely.

  • Massachusetts August 10, 2020 7:09 pm

    Mayflower II Sails Into Plymouth

    Amid great fanfare, the Mayflower II finally returned to Plymouth after a three-year, multimillion-dollar restoration.

  • PLYMOUTH August 10, 2020 7:44 pm

    Mayflower II Makes Long-Awaited Return to Plymouth

    The replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 returned to the coastal town after undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation in Connecticut over the last three years.

  • Mayflower II August 6, 2020 2:35 pm

    COVID Restrictions Scrap Mayflower II's Scheduled Stop in RI

    The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World 400 years ago, has canceled a scheduled stop in Rhode Island because of new travel restrictions required of people who visit the state. The 64-year-old reproduction is sailing from Mystic, Connecticut, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, after an $11 million renovation project. The Mayflower II made…

  • PLYMOUTH July 18, 2020 1:43 pm

    $11M Makeover Over, the Mayflower II Is Sailing Home

    The replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 is preparing to embark from Connecticut after three years’ and $11.2 million worth of renovations — and several months of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The beloved vessel is scheduled to be towed from the preservation shipyard at the Mystic Seaport Museum to…

  • Plymouth Rock February 19, 2020 4:03 pm

    Reward Offered for Information on Plymouth Rock Vandals

    Jay McMahon, a candidate for the Massachusetts Senate, is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the vandals who defaced Plymouth Rock and other objects on Monday, according to WJAR. The rock, which commemorates the 1620 arrival of the Mayflower carrying Pilgrims, was found tagged with red graffiti. The other objects found defaced…

  • Mayflower II February 13, 2020 2:58 pm

    Tickets Now Available for Mayflower Sails 2020 Festival

    The restored reproduction of the Pilgrim ship Mayflower is ready to make its debut in Boston Harbor in May at the Mayflower Sails 2020 festival, and tickets are now available. If you want to board the ship and take a tour, you can get a free ticket at MayflowerSails2020.com. The free six-day maritime festival from May 14-19 celebrates the 400th…

  • Massachusetts July 18, 2020 1:37 pm

    Major Milestone for Mayflower II

    A restored replica of the ship that pilgrims sailed to Plymouth in 1620 was launched at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut on Saturday.

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