Dockside Tours

Living History Tours

Even my tech-loving kids had fun! … We actually LEARNED a few things about American and Alexandrian history, and were entertained at the same time. - TripAdvisor Review
Make your mark and join the Continental Navy. Travel back in time and learn about life aboard a Continental ship as Providence’s newest recruits.
Meet the legendary Captain John Paul Jones and hear him tell the tale of one of Providence’s exciting adventures.
Head into our Naval History Theater, and view the exclusive multi-media film, Providence: Dawn of the U.S. Navy.

During the autumn season, tours run Thursday-Sunday every 30 minutes between 10 am and 3 pm. There is no 12:30 tour.  Tours are one hour long. We recommend you check availability online the day of your tour if you plan to purchase tickets at the dock. View a complete schedule for the year.



Adults                           $24

Seniors & Military        $20

Children (3-13)            $17

2 & Under                     Free

What to know before booking:

  • All guests must have a ticket, including infants, whose tickets are complimentary.
  • The ship does not leave the dock during this tour.  If you are interested in sailing with us, check out one of our Sunset Sails.
  • Tours run rain or shine.  Check the weather the day of your tour and be sure to dress accordingly.
  • Providence is a working ship, and access to the upper and lower decks are via short ladders.  We recommend wearing flat shoes that are easy to climb and explore in.
  • Tours begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before your tour’s start time.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable.


Visiting Providence with a group of 10 or more? Take advantage of our Group Pricing!


It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. - John Paul Jones