Tall Ship Providence Foundation

Bringing Our Maritime History to Life


Alexandria, Virginia


The tall ship Providence provides a living link to our rich maritime, naval, and Revolutionary history. Our Providence is a replica of the original -- the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy and John Paul Jones' first command. 

Beginning in early summer of 2019, 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 a weekly "craft brew cruise" in partnership with Port City Brewery and family-oriented cruises. If you like, you can even rent the ship for special occasion cruises to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other special event. Children's birthday parties will also 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 for our visitors. Be pulled into the dilemmas that confronted our citizens and sailors and learn about the birth of the U.S. Navy!  


Please visit our website often as we add more content over the coming months. You can also follow us on social media by clicking on the buttons below.

If you would like to support our mission financially, please click the "Donate Now" button above or contact our Executive Director at clair.sassin@tallshipprovidence.org. The Tall Ship Providence Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Mailing Address:

Tall Ship Providence Foundation 

PO Box 320403 

Alexandria, VA 22320

Email and Phone:


(571) 882-9314