The Mayflower is arguably the most famous sailing ship in American history. No one knows for sure what the ship looked like, but based on 17th century styles and other historical details, a replica, known as Mayflower II was built in England in 1956. The ship sailed across the Atlantic and now lies in a pier in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Mayflower historian Caleb Johnson offers some great resources on his website:

The Mayflower Ship

The Mayflower Voyage (From England to America)

The Mayflower Passengers (With Biographies) also offers a great resource for children — a virtual tour of the Mayflower, as well as the journey of the ship’s course to America:

Scholastic’s Voyage on the Mayflower

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