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Launch of Mayflower II at the Mystic Seaport Museum
September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Launch of Mayflower II will be held on September 7th from 2 pm to 4pm at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic.
September 7 will be a very big day at Mystic Seaport Museum, as Plimoth Plantation, dignitaries, and the ship’s restoration team present the official launch and re-commissioning of Mayflower II. The public ceremony begins at 2 p.m., and includes performances, remarks, and the ship’s christening with water from all 50 states as well as Plymouth, U.K., and Leiden, Netherlands, before Mayflower II is lowered into the Mystic River to float for the first time in nearly three years. Once she returns to Massachusetts in spring 2020, the ship will be the centerpiece of the 400th commemoration of the Pilgrims’ arrival to historic Patuxet, now known as Plymouth.
This event is included with admission and, if you’re a member, admission is free.
Please note the viewing area is standing room only. Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and large bags will not be permitted.
The ceremony will start at 2 p.m. sharp!