When you arrive, you’ll be greeted at our Visitor Center by one of our Historical Interpreters dressed in period attire. As your group gathers, he or she will keep you entertained with stories, songs, tricks, or toys. When your tour begins, you’ll learn about the ship and what to expect onboard, then you’ll walk three minutes to the ship itself. When you board Providence, you will step back into the 1770s. Captain John Paul Jones will greet you in the captain’s cabin where he will share an exciting story from his time on Providence. Visitors will also go below decks where they will hear what daily life was like for the men and boys who served during the Revolutionary War.
Our ship looks just like the original Providence did when it served in the Continental Navy.
Seeing the ship and hearing about life below decks gives our visitors a vivid picture of what it was like aboard Providence when the tiny Continental fleet was up against the most powerful navy in the world.
It’s a story not widely told, but visiting Providence brings it to life in front of your eyes.
Daily Tours will begin later in the season, as soon as we can open the ship to the public. Please subscribe to our newsletter below to receive updates on when tickets will be available.
For visitors with limited mobility or families traveling with small children, please see the information posted under Weather, Cancellations, and Accessibility.