The ship Mayflower will celebrate her 400th Anniversary in 2020 in Boston, Plymouth, Provincetown, Pasadena, England and the Netherlands.

Mayflower II is the product of a transatlantic competition and collaboration between two men of bold vision and determination: Warwick Charlton (British) and Henry Hornblower II (American)

Each man wanted to build an exact replica of the 1620 ship in the 1950s, but for different reasons. Their story is the subject of a brilliant new book The Wicked Pilgrim. (READ THE REVIEWS)

Original Poster Art is now available for MAYFLOWER.

Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Walter Raleigh and Admiral Lord Nelson waving Mayflower II away towards the Statue of Liberty on the other side of the Atlantic. A gift from England sailing toward a gift from France.

Watch The MAYFLOWER II Launch

Mayflower II is back in the water after restoration to her original glory.


The ship Mayflower is a “Rock Star” in American history and an iconic symbol of our nation’s founding. In 1620 the ship brought passengers from Europe seeking a better life in the New World. In 2020 – 400 years later – more than 30 million Americans can trace their roots to that historic voyage.

Mayflower events are organized by various groups that have a common focus:  the ship  Mayflower. The events are connected with each other by the iconic ship. Travelers, friends, fans and families want to know where and when they can see the star attraction: the ship Mayflower.

Starting Labor Day Weekend 2019 and throughout 2020, she will be on tour to perform and meet her fans. Her performances will include inviting people to come aboard and explore her small but mighty frame and design. She will sail into Boston Harbor with the USS Constitution, and then they will dock together. She will tell the story of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown. Her Official Launch was September 7, 2019, at Mystic Seaport, which she will call home during the winter. And she will return to Plymouth and Plimoth over Memorial Day Weekend 2020 for a spectacular homecoming.

New Year’s Day 2020 the ship Mayflower will kick-off her 400th Anniversary by floating down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, in America’s most iconic New Year’s Day Parade – the Rose®  Parade.

The Mayflower will be celebrated throughout 2020 at Special Events that are designed to inspire the imagination, illuminate the past and offer perspective on the future.  

Admission to most events will be FREE.

Learn about the EVENT ORGANIZERS.

Artwork presented with permission from the artist, Mike Haywood.

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