The Mayflower II will be fairly close to the center of Boston when it comes to the city. The former Charlestown Navy Yard is located where the Charles River and Boston Harbor meet. It is a stop on the very popular Boston Freedom Trial, a 2.5 mile walking trail that links many of the city's historic sites that relate back to the struggle for independence from Britain. This location will make it very accessible to a large number of visitors when it comes to the city.
Charlestown Navy Yard - the Mayflower II will be berthed close to the 3 masted USS Constitution frigate (1797) in photo. The Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge is in the right top of the photo. The large white roofed building behind the bridge is the Boston Garden Arena, home of the NBA basketball Boston Celtics and NHL hockey Boston Bruins.
The USS Constitution, nicknamed Old Ironsides for repelling British cannon fire, making one of its annual "turnaround cruises" of Boston Harbor. The ship typically journeys out to the fort at Castle Island minimally once each year on July 4th to fire a cannon volley salute before returning to its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard where its direction is reversed so that it can age evenly.