Tall Ship Providence Foundation

Tall Ship Providence Foundation Ahoy there, shipmates! Tall Ship Providence is open for tours, Potomac River Cruises and more! Visit Providence, a reproduction of the first ship in the Continental Navy under the command of John Paul Jones.
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Visit us in historic Old Town Alexandria! We bring to life the rich American naval history of Alexandria, Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay area, a key component of the American Revolution. We create and educate in order to bring this fascinating facet of history to life. Embark with us on our online programming now! tallshipprovidence.org/tallshiptuesdays #TallShipTuesdays

Mission: Our organization's mission is to provide a living link to our rich maritime, naval, and Revolutionary history.

Operating as usual

Looking for safe, outdoors, spooky fun for the kids this week? Join us for Halloween Storytime on the ship! Come hear Ca...
10/23/2020
Halloween Storytime

Looking for safe, outdoors, spooky fun for the kids this week? Join us for Halloween Storytime on the ship! Come hear Captain John Paul Jones tell a tale of high-seas terror and get a treat from our treasure box: https://www.showclix.com/event/halloween-storytime9xXYzxo

Tickets for Halloween Storytime in Alexandria from ShowClix. Steel your nerves for a spooky Halloween Storytime aboard the Tall Ship Providence. Recommended for children ages 6-12, this haunted program will run for 25 minutes, and will give kids the opportunity to come aboard the ship, meet captain

We are so excited!  This Friday, October 16, Tall Ship Providence will partner with Key Brewing Co. to bring you the nex...
10/14/2020

We are so excited! This Friday, October 16, Tall Ship Providence will partner with Key Brewing Co. to bring you the next in our Craft Beer Cruise series. Don't miss your chance to hop aboard! Tickets are limited: https://www.showclix.com/event/craft-beer-cruiseJMsstXU

Captain John Paul Jones wants you to join us on Providence this weekend.  Whether you come out for a tour or cruise, we ...
10/08/2020

Captain John Paul Jones wants you to join us on Providence this weekend. Whether you come out for a tour or cruise, we have something for everyone! Check out our latest special cruise line-up: https://tallshipprovidence.org/special-cruises/
#tallships #cruise #potomacriver #oldtownalexandria #bestsmalltowns

Looking for something unique to do this weekend?  We have a lovely Sunset Wine Cruise planned on Sunday evening and tick...
10/05/2020

Looking for something unique to do this weekend? We have a lovely Sunset Wine Cruise planned on Sunday evening and tickets are available now! We are featuring Chestnut Oak Vineyard for a tasting of some lovely fall wines. There will be a representative from Chestnuk Oak to talk about the varietals and the winery. Your ticket includes a flight of wines and a charcuterie box to enjoy during this 90 minute cruise. This is the only wine cruise this season so don't miss it!
Purchase your tickets here:https://www.showclix.com/event/sunset-wine-cruise

We have some exciting news and you are among the first to know!  We've partnered with some awesome local breweries to br...
10/02/2020

We have some exciting news and you are among the first to know! We've partnered with some awesome local breweries to bring you craft beer tastings aboard Providence. As our sailing season comes to a close at the end of October, we've decided to go out with a bang and will be rolling out several other special ticketed events.

Tickets for the Craft Beer Cruises are limited as we continue to adhere to best social distancing practices so get yours quick before they are gone! https://www.showclix.com/event/craft-beer-cruise

Craft Beer Cruise Featured Brewery Schedule:
October 9- Mustang Sally Brewing Company
October 16- Key Brewing Co.
October 23- Solace Brewing Company

Bring your mask and your sense of adventure. Cheers!
#craftbeer #oldtownalexandria

Providence is back in the water and headed home with a fresh new coat of bottom paint. We look forward to having our who...
09/24/2020

Providence is back in the water and headed home with a fresh new coat of bottom paint. We look forward to having our whole crew and ship back in our home port! Fair winds and following seas, Providence!

Our Providence team has had a very busy weekend!  While in the boat yard, they have sanded the hull to prepare it for a ...
09/21/2020

Our Providence team has had a very busy weekend! While in the boat yard, they have sanded the hull to prepare it for a new coat of paint and performed other routine maintenance in preparation for the scheduled Coast Guard inspection.

Great news! Providence has arrived in Georgetown, MD and has been hauled out to start the hull inspection process.  She ...
09/17/2020

Great news! Providence has arrived in Georgetown, MD and has been hauled out to start the hull inspection process. She is being cleaned up prior to the Coast Guard's visit and will then be sanded and given a fresh coat of bottom paint. Many thanks to our captain and crew for getting her there safely!

And, they’re off... Bright and early this morning, Providence headed out on a voyage to Georgetown, MD for a scheduled h...
09/14/2020

And, they’re off... Bright and early this morning, Providence headed out on a voyage to Georgetown, MD for a scheduled haul out and Coast Guard inspection. They'll inspect the hull, complete any necessary maintenance, and she'll get a new coat of bottom paint. Please join us in wishing our Captain and crew “Fair winds and following seas.” Providence will return home by the end of September. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard for tours and cruises!

It's the weekend, shipmates, and we'd love to have you aboard for a cruise or tour!  Due to high demand on Saturday, we'...
09/11/2020
Evening Cruise

It's the weekend, shipmates, and we'd love to have you aboard for a cruise or tour! Due to high demand on Saturday, we've just added an Evening Cruise: https://www.showclix.com/event/evening-cruise1n3fF12

Other available events:
Tours:
Friday- 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturday-12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Sunday-12pm, 1pm, 2pm (2pm sold out 9/13)

75-minute Cruises:
Friday-4:30pm
Saturday- 3:30pm, 5:15pm
Sunday- 3:30pm (sold out 9/13)

Tickets for Evening Cruise in Alexandria from ShowClix. Cruise the Potomac aboard Providence. During this 90-minute cruise, one of our Historical Interpreters will give you some history of the ship and be there to answer your questions.   Enjoy a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage and sa

09/10/2020
Yankee Perry Better Than Old English Cider

Brilliant Naval Victory! We have met the enemy and they are ours.
On this day in 1813 an American fleet led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeated a British naval squadron at the Battle of Lake Erie. At the height of the battle, Perry abandoned his critically damaged flagship and rowed across to take command of US Brig Niagara. With his new flagship, he crossed the British line of battle and secured an American victory.
Hear a dramatic reading of a poem about the battle here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1JhOgNGyZ4
Learn more about Brig Niagara here: https://sailfnl.org

This group had a blast aboard Providence during their Private Cruise and we loved having them!  This all-inclusive 75-mi...
09/09/2020

This group had a blast aboard Providence during their Private Cruise and we loved having them! This all-inclusive 75-minute cruise is a great way to spend time outdoors with your nearest and dearest, while soaking in some autumn sun and cool breezes. Beverages and freshly-prepared, individually packaged chips, salsa and guacamole from Riverside Taco Company are included in your ticket price. Booking now in September and October. Reserve your date before cruising season ends!
https://www.showclix.com/event/all-inclusive-cruise

Treat your family to a cruise on Providence and create memories that will last forever! At 75-minutes long, this cruise ...
09/03/2020

Treat your family to a cruise on Providence and create memories that will last forever! At 75-minutes long, this cruise is the perfect outing to combine with a walk in nearby Waterfont Park and dinner at one of the many neighboring restaurants. Just look at these smiling faces aboard Providence! We offer public and private options. Book now: https://tallshipprovidence.org/visit-the-ship/take-a-cruise/

09/02/2020
The Carrick Bend: A Perfect Bend?

Don't miss the latest installment of TallShip Tuesdays! This week Captain John Paul Jones reads a story about General Washington and the crossing of the Delaware. Check out the historical context page for this story and learn about the role Hessian troops played.
Also, AB Barlow shows us different ways to make a carrick bend; and find answers to Tall Ship Tuesday Trivia and The Taking of Mellish crossword puzzle: https://tallshipprovidence.org/tallshiptuesdays/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuUYuvvSiFQ&feature=youtu.be

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and our public cruises are almost sold out for this coming Friday and Saturd...
09/02/2020
Afternoon Cruise

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and our public cruises are almost sold out for this coming Friday and Saturday! Never fear, we have heard the requests to offer more cruises and so we have added a Sunday cruise to our lineup. Purchase your tickets here: https://www.showclix.com/event/afternoon-cruiseWYp4tk1

Tickets for Afternoon Cruise in Alexandria from ShowClix. Cruise the Potomac aboard Providence. During this 90 minute cruise, one of our Historical Interpreters will give you some history of the ship and be there to answer your questions.   Enjoy a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage and

Don't let summer slip away without visiting Old Town's newest attraction! Come out and see Providence! We are running pr...
08/26/2020

Don't let summer slip away without visiting Old Town's newest attraction! Come out and see Providence! We are running private and public tours every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is a great way to hear Providence's history from the one who knows it best, our John Paul Jones. Purchase tickets at https://tallshipprovidence.org/visit-the-ship/buy-tickets/

We are all set up for the Sidewalk Sale!  Come down to the marina and see us at our Gift Shop for discounted merchandise...
08/15/2020

We are all set up for the Sidewalk Sale! Come down to the marina and see us at our Gift Shop for discounted merchandise and $10 tour tickets, this weekend only! We'll be here until 4pm today, and 11am-4pm tomorrow.

We’re one of 60+ boutiques taking part in the Alexandria Sidewalk Sale on August 15 and 16. Don your most stylish face m...
08/15/2020

We’re one of 60+ boutiques taking part in the Alexandria Sidewalk Sale on August 15 and 16. Don your most stylish face mask and check out our deeply discounted items!

We'll have discounted toys and Tall Ship Providence hats. We are also excited to offer discounted public tour tickets at $10 per person. This offer applies only to tickets purchased in person for available time slots on Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, 11am-4pm. We can't wait to see you there!

🍷🍴🌅This is one giveaway you don't want to miss! We've partnered with KH Giving to create an exclusive dining experience ...
08/09/2020

🍷🍴🌅This is one giveaway you don't want to miss! We've partnered with KH Giving to create an exclusive dining experience for up to 6 guests! Enjoy a private tour of Providence plus cocktails and a multi-course meal from Mia's Italian Kitchen on the deck of this 18th century replica sloop.
Just use code TSPF at checkout when you shop www.khgiving.org and you'll be automatically entered to win!

🍷🍴🌅This is one giveaway you don't want to miss! We've partnered with KH Giving to create an exclusive dining experience ...
08/09/2020
KH GIVING

🍷🍴🌅This is one giveaway you don't want to miss! We've partnered with KH Giving to create an exclusive dining experience for up to 6 guests! Enjoy a private tour of Providence plus cocktails and a multi-course meal from Mia's Italian Kitchen on the deck of this 18th century replica sloop.
Just use code TSPF at checkout when you shop www.khgiving.org and you'll be automatically entered to win!

Follow KH Giving On Social Media ​ Sales p roceeds are used to reinvest in local restaurants, small businesses and to support those at the highest risk in our community. KH Giving purchases gift...

Let's get out on the river! We are excited to announce that we will open public cruises this weekend!  You may reserve y...
08/07/2020

Let's get out on the river! We are excited to announce that we will open public cruises this weekend! You may reserve your tickets in advance:
https://tallshipprovidence.org/visit-the-ship/take-a-cruise/
Tickets are also available to purchase in person in our gift shop. $36 per person. Each ticket includes a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage and a salty snack. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

If you were at the Alexandria Marina in Old Town this week, you might have seen Providence out on the river running safe...
07/23/2020

If you were at the Alexandria Marina in Old Town this week, you might have seen Providence out on the river running safety drills. Check out her crew and Captain in action!

What a pretty city we call home! Check out this cruising view of the Old Town waterfront from the deck of Providence.
07/22/2020

What a pretty city we call home! Check out this cruising view of the Old Town waterfront from the deck of Providence.

Come out and tour Providence this weekend and meet John Paul Jones! We are wearing our masks and cleaning the ship after...
07/18/2020

Come out and tour Providence this weekend and meet John Paul Jones! We are wearing our masks and cleaning the ship after every group for your safety and comfort. Purchase your tickets online at tallshipprovidence.org or in-person at our Visitor Center, 1 Cameron Street, Lower Level. Open for tours every Thursday-Sunday. See you aboard!

Are you looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend?  Join us for a tour of Providence! Available as a ...
07/17/2020
Tall Ship Providence Foundation

Are you looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Join us for a tour of Providence! Available as a Private Tour or Public Tour. Purchase your tickets online at https://tallshipprovidence.org or in-person at our Gift Shop at 1 Cameron Street, Lower Level. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Alexandria, VA

07/07/2020
The Marlinspike & The Spike Hitch

This week AB Barlow talks about the different ways to use a marlinspike and shows us how to use it to make spike hitch. And, Captain John Paul Jones tells the story of his adventure capturing British prizes in Nova Scotia.

https://youtu.be/BdAZ-sgMbXs

Able Seaman Barlow teaches us about the Marlinspike and Spike Hitch! Ready for adventure? Embark with us online! New content every Tuesday: https://tallshipp...

07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July! Tall Ship Providence is running public tours on the hour this weekend!

Ticket sales in-person only at our Visitor Center:

Saturday- 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Sunday- 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm.

$12 children/ $14 Military & Seniors/ $16 Adults **All staff and guests are required to wear masks, and the ship is thoroughly disinfected after each tour**

We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard!

Are you looking for a great way to get out and enjoy this 4th of July weekend, while maintaining physical distancing?  B...
07/03/2020
Private Tour

Are you looking for a great way to get out and enjoy this 4th of July weekend, while maintaining physical distancing? Book a Private Tour aboard Tall Ship Providence!

We have adapted our programs to an all private service model for your comfort and safety. Enjoy a Private Tour for six to 12 people when you book online or in person at our Visitor Center, at 1 Cameron Street, Lower Level, Old Town Alexandria.

Purchase tickets for your Private Tour here: https://www.showclix.com/event/private-tours-2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard!

Tickets for Private Tour in Alexandria from ShowClix. Enjoy a guided private tour of Providence, a reproduction of the 18th century sloop, and meet Captain John Paul Jones. Learn what life was like aboard the ship during the early days of the American Revolution.  A Private Tour may be res

Tall Ship Providence Foundation's cover photo
06/03/2020

Tall Ship Providence Foundation's cover photo

#TallShipTuesdaystallshipprovidence.org/tallshiptuesdays/"Able Seaman Barlow's one our finest crewman afloat. He's assig...
06/03/2020

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"Able Seaman Barlow's one our finest crewman afloat. He's assigned the task of keeping Providence in pristine condition. I hold him in high regard. Anything coming from Able Seaman Barlow is coming straight from me." - Captain John Paul Jones

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1 Cameron Street, Lower Level
Alexandria, VA
22314

Opening Hours

Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 915-1600

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Announcing: #TallShipTuesdays

tallshiprovidence.org/tallshiptuesdays/

Ahoy! I look forward to welcoming you aboard #TallShipTuesdays. Aboard awaits Providence history, exploits, children’s stories, activities and more hosted by Captain John Paul Jones with a hand from me, Able Seaman Barlow. Ready for adventure? Embark with us online!

Under Captain Jones’s orders, I’ll be sailing Tall Ship Providence’s “social media ship” as well. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all of the latest updates, content, and offers! Be sure to follow the Facebook Event page “Tall Ship Tuesdays,” as well. Join the crew and join the adventure! Fare thee well for now, shipmates.” - Able Seaman Barlow

“Able Seaman Barlow is one of our finest crewmen afloat. He’s been assigned with keeping the Providence in pristine condition. I hold him high regard. Anything coming from Able Seaman Barlow is coming straight from me.” - Captain John Paul Jones


Comments

Underway?
Merry Christmas!
My most favorite video to edit every year is the recap and I am happy to say the Providence is a big part of this years video! This is just a tease! ;)
This isn't a great picture of the Tall Ship PROVIDENCE, as she's mostly obscured from view, but I thought you might appreciate the bit of history. The picture was taken at the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear submarine USS PROVIDENCE (SSN 719) on 27 July 1985. You can see the mast of the tall ship at the end of the pier.
Downrigging Day - Go Team!
Underway for the Alexandria Parade of Lights! Dec 7, 2019
I wanted to send the Providence out with a bang, and use all the footage I managed to get of her departure. After a few years and many hours of work... is complete! Here she is departing Maine for her new home in Virginia! https://youtu.be/gfJqeBLxFSA
Thank you for the amazing trip!! We had a blast!
It has been a few days since the Adventure and Providence were together in Hampton, VA. I am still admiring the photos I took of your ship. It truly was a grand time to be your escort. Thank you, Gibbet Bones, Blackbeard's Crew/Crew on the Adventure
When do the tours start up again?
Two Ships, Two Organizations, One Mission to Preserve Maritime History and Tradition! June 27 – 29, 2019 What a truly amazing sight! Blackbeard’s Small Tall Ship Adventure and the Tall Ship Providence side by side. On behalf of Blackbeard’s Crew, Inc., Blackbeard’s Small Tall Ship Adventure, The City of Hampton and the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership We would like to congratulate the members of the Providence Foundation in the acquisition, restoration and voyage to her new homeport of Alexandria, Virginia of the Tall Ship Providence. A monumental task and a job well done! We were truly honored having an opportunity to host the Providence, its marvelous Crew and foundation members in Hampton, Virginia for a couple days as the Providence traveled to her new homeport. Even though our meeting was brief, the friendships made will last a lifetime! (Skye Boat Song by Constable Heartless) (Strike the Bell by Blackbeard's Crew) https://www.facebook.com/263708573706331/videos/2429372483949203/