We aim to promote for posterity the rich maritime, naval, and American Revolutionary War history in Alexandria, Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay region.
We aspire to facilitate and host educational programs and events through The Providence to bring an interesting piece of history to life.
Our goal is to have The Providence in Alexandria, Virginia by early Summer 2019. In order to accomplish this goal we are focusing on fundraising to acquire and restore the ship to sailing condition.
This 110' 12-gun sloop-of-war is an exact replica of the first warship in the Continental Navy. Her predecessor took over 40 British ships in the American Revolution.
With the ship, our programs will enable the community, youth groups, and visitors to experience a fascinating history via tours, cruises, and events.
In order to bring The Providence to her new home in Old Town, she needs considerable work. This will be possible through generous capital contributions.