Replica of Pilgrim ship Mayflower to be displayed for 400th anniversary of landing in Boston

BOSTON (AP)—A replica of the Mayflower will be sailing to Boston as part of commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ landing in Massachusetts.

Organizers say the Mayflower II will be on display at the Charlestown Navy Yard from May 14-May 19, 2020, and visitors will have an opportunity to board the ship for free.

The vessel has been undergoing a $7.5 million restoration at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut since 2016.

The original Mayflower was lost to history after returning to England following its famous 1620 voyage to the New World.

The full-size replica ship was built in England in the 1950s and has been berthed in Plymouth Harbor. Plans are to bring it back to Plymouth following the Mayflower Sails 2020 event.

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