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POSTPONED: Mayflower Sails 2020 Commemorates 400th Anniversary of Mayflower Landing

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. For anyone who reserved free tickets to the event, we ask that you hold onto them. We will update ticket holders and the public via email and our website as soon as they become available.

Mayflower Sails 2020, a maritime festival commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing, will feature of series of events in the Charlestown Navy Yard May 14-19, 2020.

The ship will be led into Boston Harbor by the USS Constitution on May 14, 2020. There will be free daily native, colonial, and maritime programming provided by Plimoth Plantation, the USS Constitution Museum, and the National Parks Service. Visitors will also be able to board the Mayflower. Boarding is free, but does require a ticket. Reserve your space here.

The Mayflower has been undergoing a significant three-year, $20 million restoration project. It was built in 1955-1957 as a full scale reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620. Using techniques from the 1600s, shipwrights at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut have brought in materials from around the globe to restore this historic ship.

Read more about the commemoration events and reserve tickets at

One Reply to “POSTPONED: Mayflower Sails 2020 Commemorates 400th Anniversary of Mayflower Landing

  1. Political correctness often bemuses me, What did the Pilgrims do that Chritopher Columbus didn’t? They stayed. Yet Christopher Columbus is credited with genoside and murder of millions in the short time he was here. Who knew that the Pinta had nuclear capability? Of course, we seem to forget that the English left a trail bodies on every continent on the earth. Of the two, the Mayflower had the greatest effect on Indigenous people. Not that America was the only people effected.

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