What’s New in 2023?

Tall Ship Providence will reopen in June, and we have many exciting plans in the works.  See below for a list of everything new coming in 2023 and beyond!

Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center

Construction is underway on our Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center, Home Port of Tall Ship Providence

This spring, the Center will float down the river from Baltimore, MD to Old Town Alexandria, where it will be permanently installed at Waterfront Park.  We anticipate a late June opening. The Maritime Heritage Center will feature a hundred-foot-long floating Observation Deck where Providence will tie up, and two cottages housing our new Education Center, Naval History Theater, Ticket Office, and Gift Shop.

Interactive Historical Tours

Our new interactive tours will be guided by a sailor straight out of the 18th century. Guests will make their mark in the ship’s articles, travel back in time, and join the Continental Navy.  You will learn the history of Providence and her role in the American Revolution, meet Captain John Paul Jones, and explore the ship that you will come to know as your home. 

Each guest will be assigned a role in the crew and called upon by the Captain to use their expertise to answer questions and assist with tasks.  Once guests tour the ship, they will head into our Naval History Theater, where they will return to the present day and view Providence: Dawn of the U.S. Navy, a multi-media film. 

Tours are one hour, and tickets will be available online and at our Ticket Office.

tall ship providence dockside tour

What About Sailing?

Providence will continue to sail every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from mid-June through the beginning of November for our sunset sail.  Every Friday We will feature a rotation of different breweries, wineries, and distilleries.  On all sails, guests will be invited to help haul the lines to set the sails, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the cruise.  Sails are approximately two hours, and tickets will be available online and at our Ticket Office.

Providence is also available to charter for up to 40 passengers beginning early June.  Great for weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate events, and any other occasion! Catering options are available.  If interested in learning more or booking a charter, reach out to Cleon McMillan, our Manager of Sales and Events at events@tallshipprovidence.org.

Venue Rentals

Planning a party or corporate event?  Our entire Maritime Heritage Center (including Providence) will be available to rent out.  Music and catering are available.  Contact Cleon McMillan at events@tallshipprovidence.org to inquire about venue rentals.

New Website

To go with all of these upcoming changes, we will be launching a shiny new website, built from the ground up, this spring.  Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to find everything there is to know about our new offerings and about Providence.

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard this year!  Sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on everything happening in 2023.

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