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Plimoth Plantation, Mystic Seaport Museum, dignitaries and the ship’s restoration team present the official launch and re-commissioning of Mayflower in an exciting public event. The program will feature an engaging presentation of speakers and entertainment as well as the ceremonial christening of the ship by a special guest before the ship is lowered into the Mystic River for the first time since her restoration began in November 2016! With an admission ticket to Mystic Seaport Museum, the public is invited to attend the launch.  A live-stream of the ceremony is planned so people can view the launch on screen at Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Plantation.

Join us for a festive community weekend that signals the start of a series of events for the newly restored Mayflower!  This once-in-a-lifetime event features the casting of a magnificent new ship’s bell — an essential element for completing the restoration of the ship. The world-renowned Verdin Company is bringing their mobile bell foundry to Plimoth Plantation for a two-day bell casting and festival!

Participate in passing bronze ingots to the bell-makers, and watch the pouring of molten metal into the mold. On day two, watch as guests of honor take a swing at breaking the mold and then take your turn at ringing the beautiful new bell.

Enjoy food, music, expert narration of the bell-casting, and fun activities for children! The bell casting event is free to the public on both days but does not include admission to Plimoth Plantation.

Event hours:

Saturday, August 31st:  9:00am – 6:30pm – Festival & Bell Casting

Sunday, September 1st: 9:00am – 5:00pm – Festival, Breaking of the Mold, and the First Ring!


On Saturday, August 31, 2019, get a ticket to the hottest event in town! We’re putting the FUN in fundraiser with our Night of Fire & Wine – a sizzling soiree at the museum’s Peabody Pavillion overlooking the Eel River. Unexpected riparian delights await! Tickets are on sale now. Check our website for details.