OPENING IN LATE SUMMER 2019
The tall ship Providence provides a living link to our rich maritime, naval, and Revolutionary history. Our Providence is a replica of the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy and John Paul Jones' first command.
Providence arrives in Alexandria on July 1, 2019, and will open to the public in late summer. Once open, we will welcome visitors aboard to see the ship, meet John Paul Jones, and get a taste of what life was like aboard an eighteenth-century sloop. We will also offer cruises on the Potomac, including family-oriented adventures and a regular "craft brew cruise" in partnership with Port City Brewing. You can even rent the ship for special tours to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or corporate event. Children's birthday parties will be offered at the dock.
In 2020 our Visitor Center will open near the base of King Street, where we will provide a dynamic and interactive experience. Our visitors will be pulled into the dilemmas that confronted our citizens and sailors, board the ship to meet John Paul Jones or another historic character and then learn about the birth of the U.S. Navy in a multimedia presentation!