Preparing for Plymouth’s 400th anniversary

Preparing for Plymouth’s 400th anniversary

Some of the proposed work (and estimated costs) leading up to Plymouth’s 400th anniversary celebrations kicking off Nov. 9, 2019.

Mayflower II ($2 million)


$380,000 in emergency repairs this year. Until 2020, the ship will be dry-docked annually (instead of bi-annually) for restoration and repairs.

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Craft Center at Plimoth Plantation ($1.2 million)

Renovations include a wood-fired brick oven and bakery, for demonstrations of 17th century baking and grain processing. New pavillion for outdoor workshops, lectures and classes. Project expected to commence this year.

Other Plimoth Plantation projects:

Renovation of Hornblower House


New Wampanoag Indigenous Program building

Reproduction of Warren House

Town of Plymouth projects ($81.25 million)

Phase 1, 2013-2014

Water Street: Upgrade existing utilities (completed); upgrade roadway, sidewalks, ramps and crosswalks add shared-lane signs for bicycles.


Samoset Street: rebuild after Town Wharf project completed

Phase 2, 2014-2015

Water Street: complete rebuild toward Samoset Street and the Town Wharf, past Plymouth Rock to the bridge/culvert.

Burial Hill cemetery improvements

Signal upgrades at Lincoln and South streets

Reconstruction of intersection at town square

Phase 3, 2015-2016

Roadway, drainage improvements Court, Leyden, Market, Summer and Water streets

New downtown parking garage and visitor center on Water Street

Reconstruction of 1820 Courthouse to move Town Hall offices there.

Plymouth 400 Committee

Commemorative license plate: must get 1,500 applications before they can be put into production.

Taking bids for development of traveling museum exhibit ($800,000 to $1.3 million)

Sources: Town of Plymouth, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth 400 Inc.

Katheleen Conti can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @GlobeKConti.