The Mayflower II was built in 1957 as an attempt to recreate the original Mayflower that sailed in 1620. Today, visitors can go aboard the Mayflower II at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts to explore what life was like for the 102 passengers who sailed aboard the original ship.

Photograph by Luis Marden

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The Mayflower's Atlantic Crossing
The Mayflower's Atlantic Crossing Activity

Best For
3 - 5

Earth science, English Language Arts, Geography

2 minutes, 25 seconds

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Students research how the Gulf Stream affected the 1620 Mayflower voyage and produce a Museum Box to showcase their findings.