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 reproduction of the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy and John Paul Jones' first  American command. 

When Providence arrives in Alexandria in 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 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.

In 2020 our Visitor Center will open at Waterfront Park 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!  


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 

106 N. Lee Street

Suite 200 

Alexandria, VA 22314

Email and Phone:


(571) 216-1631