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In this June 6, 2016, file photo, people on a wharf watch as the Mayflower II, the 1957 replica of the famed ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, as it arrives in Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass. AP Photo/Steven Senne, File

BOSTON — A replica of the Mayflower will sail to Boston as part of commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ landing in Massachusetts.

Organizers say that the Mayflower II will be on display next year at the Charlestown Navy Yard from May 14 to May 19, and that 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.

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In this Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, shipwrights Jamie Kirschner, left, and Tucker Yaro clean out the hold of the Mayflower II, a replica of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, at Mystic Seaport’s H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, in Mystic, Conn. Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File

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

The full-scale replica ship was built in England in the 1950s and has been berthed in Plymouth Harbor.

Plans are to take it back to Plymouth following the Mayflower Sails 2020 event.


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