Special rates if you visit the boat and Plimoth Plantation on the same day.
After visiting Plimoth Plantation, it was a short 3 mile drive down the road to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II. My husband thought the the rock was way smaller than he had expected – I thought it was bigger. Go figure. ;)
The Mayflower II was neat – definitely worth seeing. It was so interesting to walk the deck (and below deck) and to imagine what that passage from England to North America must have been like. In short – it must have been pure hell. I can’t imagine the smell, the sickness, the fear – just unreal. I had to take a minute to think about how bad things must have been in the minds of the pilgrims to make them give up everything they knew to travel into such a scary unknown. Really amazing.
The ship itself had some great re-enactors on board. Really authentic, funny and full of facts and other ramblings.
This was the most fun part of Plymouth Rock was visiting this Mayflower Replica and being able to go around the ship. Of course the staff is dressed up like Pilgrims and try to give you a good feel of the day. It was a lot of fun and will take up much more time than just visiting Plymouth Rock.
Near Plymouth Rock is the Mayflower II, a reproduction of the original ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth. The costumed staff knows all sorts of facts about the ship, which seems astonishingly small when you think about the 102 people who crowded onto it during its first journey from England to America.
Allow approximately one hour to see everything. This is a self-guided tour, but there are crew members, Pilgrims, and Native Americans to answer your questions.