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Tall Ship Providence in Alexandria, VA

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Welcome aboard Alexandria’s newest waterfront attraction. Docked at the Old Town Alexandria waterfront located at 1A Prince St., 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 or hang out on the dock at the Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center.

Continue exploring Alexandria’s historic attractions with the “Key to the City” pass, providing up to 40% discounts for tall ship Providence and other museums and activities in the city!

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.

Beforehand, visit the Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center, the home port of tall ship Providence, and learn about the ship’s history and role in the American Revolution and Alexandria’s history as a port city.

Tour Providence

Unwind on an Evening Cruise

Savor a sunset cruise on the evening jaunts offered Friday through Sunday, complete with something to sip as you tour the Potomac.

Feel the Breeze

Book a Private Cruise

Reserve Providence for up to 38 guests during a two-hour tour. Plus, you’ll get beer, wine, charcuterie and more.

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