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Tall Ship Providence

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Welcome aboard Alexandria’s newest waterfront attraction. Docked at the Old Town Alexandria waterfront (Visitor Center located at 1 Cameron St., lower level), the tall ship Providence provides a living link to Alexandria’s rich maritime, naval and Revolutionary history. Providence is a reproduction of the first ship authorized to serve in the Continental Navy and John Paul Jones’ first American command. Come aboard to tour the ship, meet a historic figure and get a taste of what life was like aboard an 18th-century sloop. Visitors can also feel the breeze off the Potomac with public and private cruise options.

All Aboard

Take a Dockside Tour 

Meet Captain John Paul Jones and get a taste of what life was like aboard an 18th-century sloop during a tour of the Providence.

Tour Providence ›

Enjoy an Afternoon Cruise

During this two-hour cruise offered Wednesday through Sunday, a historical interpreter will share the ship’s history while you unwind on the water.

Start Cruising ›

Unwind on an Evening Cruise

Savor a sunset cruise on the evening jaunts offered Wednesday through Sunday, complete with something to sip on Saturdays and Sundays.

Feel the Breeze ›

Book a Private Cruise

Reserve Providence for up to 26 guests during a two-tour tour. Plus, you’ll get beer, wine, charcuterie and more.
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