Tall Ship Providence Foundation

Tall Ship Providence Foundation Come aboard Tall Ship Providence and join the Continental Navy! Now at Waterfront Park in Old Town.
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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. Join us today at the brand new Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center in Old Town Alexandria!

A huge privilege to be able to host  for their annual Fall Social aboard Providence and the Maritime Heritage Center las...
09/29/2023

A huge privilege to be able to host for their annual Fall Social aboard Providence and the Maritime Heritage Center last night!

Did you know our new Maritime Heritage Center and Tall Ship Providence are open to rent for private parties and events? Contact Cleon McMillan at [email protected] for more details!

09/29/2023

History is alive in Old Town Alexandria aboard the Tall Ship Providence!

Providence will be closed today, September 23rd, due to the threat of tropical storms.  Safety is always our top priorit...
09/23/2023

Providence will be closed today, September 23rd, due to the threat of tropical storms. Safety is always our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Announcing two new Halloween Events - Halloween Howl and Ghost Ship Providence!Arrive in costume for some Halloween fun ...
09/15/2023

Announcing two new Halloween Events - Halloween Howl and Ghost Ship Providence!

Arrive in costume for some Halloween fun at the Halloween Howl! Little ghosts and goblins will be taking over the Maritime Heritage Center as they rotate through stations of games and activities, then step aboard Tall Ship Providence with John Paul Jones! October 28th, 10-11am and 11:30am-12:30pm.

Or, for those braver souls amongst us, cross the gangway (if you dare) and set sail aboard Ghost Ship Providence! There will be a DJ, open bar, food, and costume contests. Providence sails from October 28th from 5-7 and the party continues at the dock from 7-8. This event is for ages 21+ only.

Tickets are available at tallshipprovidence.org.

We're adding an additional Craft Beer Sail with Heavy Seas Beer this upcoming Thursday, September 14th, 2023!  Tickets f...
09/08/2023

We're adding an additional Craft Beer Sail with Heavy Seas Beer this upcoming Thursday, September 14th, 2023! Tickets for our Specialty Sails typically sell out, so now is your chance if you've been hoping to come aboard! Tickets available at tallshipprovidence.org/specialty-sails/.

It's   time, and what better way to learn about history than with an immersive and active history lesson?  Children of a...
09/07/2023

It's time, and what better way to learn about history than with an immersive and active history lesson? Children of all ages become recruits of the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War and are welcomed aboard Tall Ship Providence by captain John Paul Jones. Tour your sleep and work quarters, learn how to load a cannon, and get ahead on your history lesson!

Tickets available at tallshipprovidence.org/dockside-tours/ or contact Christy Adams at [email protected] to book a field trip or homeschool group!

Tall Ship Providence will be open for Labor Day!  Climb aboard for an immersive experience.  Tickets are available at ta...
09/01/2023

Tall Ship Providence will be open for Labor Day! Climb aboard for an immersive experience. Tickets are available at tallshipprovidence.org/dockside-tours/

This week marks the anniversary of the Penobscot Bay Expedition, one of the most devastating losses of the American Revo...
08/15/2023

This week marks the anniversary of the Penobscot Bay Expedition, one of the most devastating losses of the American Revolution and Providence’s final voyage. Hear Midshipman Morgan tell the tale in this week’s !

This , Midshipman Alex Morgan regales us with Providence's final voyage up to during the disastrous Lea...

07/19/2023

Look at this great pic of the Tall Ship Providence at the Alexandria waterfront by local photographer Lee Moody.

Happy birthday to John Paul Jones, captain of Providence from May-November 1776!
07/06/2023

Happy birthday to John Paul Jones, captain of Providence from May-November 1776!

Looking for somewhere exciting to catch the fireworks next weekend? Hop aboard Providence and watch from the deck of the...
06/30/2023

Looking for somewhere exciting to catch the fireworks next weekend? Hop aboard Providence and watch from the deck of the ship! We’ll start with a two-hour Sunset Sail, then return back to the dock for premier seating to the firework show. Tickets include food, soda, water, and a front row seat!

Link in our bio!

Experience a leisurely sail along the Potomac River this 4th of July aboard Tall Ship Providence! Enjoy a traditional 4t...
06/21/2023

Experience a leisurely sail along the Potomac River this 4th of July aboard Tall Ship Providence! Enjoy a traditional 4th of July picnic of hamburger sliders, hot dogs, and apple crumb cake aboard Alexandria’s tall ship. During the sail you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the ship and help set the sails!

Sails are offered July 4th from 1-3pm and 4-6pm
$85 pp and include food, soft drinks and water. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

In this week’s  , find out if you are a landlubber and learn the origin and meaning of the word. Watch the video here!
06/20/2023

In this week’s , find out if you are a landlubber and learn the origin and meaning of the word. Watch the video here!

This , learn about the history of the nautical term, and find out if you are one! Learn more about it in this week's Adventure Pa...

🎉TODAY’S THE DAY!!!🎉We are SO excited to officially open the Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center! Tickets are a...
06/17/2023

🎉TODAY’S THE DAY!!!🎉

We are SO excited to officially open the Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center! Tickets are available at tallshipprovidence.org.

Come aboard TODAY!! 🎉🎉

06/15/2023

Kick off summer with the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival sponsored by Ting Internet, featuring an array of live music genres, local craft beer from Port City Brewing Company and fun for the whole family on the waterfront

It’s happening!! Come check us out!!!
06/15/2023

It’s happening!! Come check us out!!!

The Tall Ship Providence sailed up the Potomac River to its new permanent home at Waterfront Park in Alexandria on Tuesday, and the floating Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center will start offering interactive tours for the public starting this Saturday, June 17. The effort to build the mari...

So are we! Daniel Horowitz Art always makes it out to take our picture under the bridge, and they’re always winners! 😁
06/08/2023

So are we! Daniel Horowitz Art always makes it out to take our picture under the bridge, and they’re always winners! 😁

We're still stunned by this glorious shot of tall ship Providence returning to the Alexandria waterfront last week under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge! 😮

📸: Daniel Horowitz Art

06/07/2023

Check out our new website! ArtForm Agency has been wonderful putting this whole project together for us, and we couldn’t be happier.

And with the launch of our new website, tickets are now available for our brand-new Immersive Dockside Tour, opening June 17!

06/07/2023

Experience Tall Ship Providence like never before. Check out our new interactive dockside tours - Tall Ship Providence Foundation
Step back in time and learn about the ship's historic role in shaping our nation's past, all while docked in beautiful Alexandria, VA

06/07/2023

Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria! ☀️ Today's weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. At night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. 🚨 You need to know After a trip up to Maryland, the Tall

Providence is on her way back home! She is scheduled to pass under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge tonight at about 11:30pm an...
06/01/2023

Providence is on her way back home! She is scheduled to pass under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge tonight at about 11:30pm and will then dock at the G-H Pier while we wait for construction to finish up on the Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center.

This  , we take you aboard Providence to learn more about the history and use of paint on tall ships.
05/30/2023

This , we take you aboard Providence to learn more about the history and use of paint on tall ships.

This , We take you aboard our providence to learn more about the and use of on Learn more about it in this week's ...

This Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who gave everything for our nation. We remember their coura...
05/29/2023

This Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who gave everything for our nation. We remember their courage, valor, and selflessness. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.

This  , take a look at the long history of the Mess Night, or Dining In.  This tradition has its roots all the way back ...
05/23/2023

This , take a look at the long history of the Mess Night, or Dining In. This tradition has its roots all the way back in Viking history, and you can watch the video to learn all about it here!

This , take a look at the long history of this the or . This tradition has its roots in history,...

This  , join our crew on transit to haulout in Georgetown, Maryland!
05/16/2023

This , join our crew on transit to haulout in Georgetown, Maryland!

This , join the crew of providence on a trip up the bay to a ship yard in Maryland-The Tall Ship Providence Foundation provides a living link...

🎉Huzzah! Thanks to you, we were able to surpass our goal and raise more than $52,000 yesterday during  .  All funds rais...
04/27/2023

🎉Huzzah! Thanks to you, we were able to surpass our goal and raise more than $52,000 yesterday during . All funds raised will support our Friends of John Warner Campaign and will be used to complete the new Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center.

If you were planning to make a gift and thought time ran out, GOOD NEWS! Spring2ACTion is still open and accepting donations! 😁

Thank you all for your continued support!

I’m ready to support Tall Ship Providence Foundation on April 26, 2023 during Spring2ACTion 2023. Learn more about Tall Ship Providence Foundation and all the other organizations participating in Spring2ACTion 2023.

Today marks Alexandria's annual   event, an online fundraising event supporting the many wonderful nonprofit organizatio...
04/26/2023

Today marks Alexandria's annual event, an online fundraising event supporting the many wonderful nonprofit organizations that make our community so special.

Please make your gift today, and help us reach our goal of $50,000! Join our growing community and get ready to celebrate with us as we open the doors to the Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center in June! Any amount helps, and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to a generous gift from Cindy and Rusty Conner.

Thank you, as always, for your support! 🥰😊

I’m ready to support Tall Ship Providence Foundation on April 26, 2023 during Spring2ACTion 2023. Learn more about Tall Ship Providence Foundation and all the other organizations participating in Spring2ACTion 2023.

The Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center has officially arrived at Waterfront Park! Head down to the park and ch...
04/25/2023

The Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center has officially arrived at Waterfront Park! Head down to the park and check it out!

Providence and the Maritime Heritage Center will open to the public in June, and tickets will be on sale in just a few weeks.

It’s time for The Great Providence Bake-off! This  , two Providence deckhands go head to head in an epic hardtack baking...
04/18/2023

It’s time for The Great Providence Bake-off! This , two Providence deckhands go head to head in an epic hardtack baking competition. Who will be crowned the hardtack champion? Watch this week’s video to find out!

This , we are concluding our series with a bang. Two of our deckhands go head to head in a battle to create the best ...

Providence was hauled out of the water this morning!  Next up: give her a good powerwash, then break out the sanders.
04/17/2023

Providence was hauled out of the water this morning! Next up: give her a good powerwash, then break out the sanders.

It’s that time again, folks! Providence is off to Georgetown to haul out for some routine inspections and maintenance.  ...
04/15/2023

It’s that time again, folks! Providence is off to Georgetown to haul out for some routine inspections and maintenance. While she’s in the yard, Providence will receive a fresh coat of paint from top to bottom, so she’ll return to Old Town looking better than ever in just a few weeks.

Follow along on our story to see some highlights from the ship’s transit over the next few days!

This  , we talk about the history of alcohol in the Navy, and the important role it played during the American Revolutio...
04/11/2023

This , we talk about the history of alcohol in the Navy, and the important role it played during the American Revolution.

This Tall Ship Tuesday, Join the Tall Ship Providence Foundation in learning about the history of Alcohol in the American Navy.Learn more about this topic in...

04/08/2023

Construction began this month for the new Sen. John Warner Maritime Heritage Center at Old Town Alexandria’s Waterfront Park in Virginia for the Providence ship.

Here we come!
04/06/2023

Here we come!

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Tall Ship Providence will soon dock permanently at its new home along Alexandria's waterfront. Work has begun on the structure that

It’s happening!!!The Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center begins its journey from Baltimore to Alexandria in jus...
04/06/2023

It’s happening!!!

The Senator John Warner Maritime Heritage Center begins its journey from Baltimore to Alexandria in just a few short weeks, and yesterday a barge arrived with a crane and some pilings to begin preparing the area. Head down to the waterfront to check it out!

This   is the first in a series of videos entitled “Parts of Providence.”  Since we’ve just uprigged our topmast, that s...
04/04/2023

This is the first in a series of videos entitled “Parts of Providence.” Since we’ve just uprigged our topmast, that seems like a logical place to start! Check out the video to learn all about the topmast and its role on Providence:

This , we learn about the and its use on tall ships.Learn more in this week's Adventure Page- https://tallshipprovidence.org/adventu...

We're excited to be featured in the official 2023-2024 Alexandria Visitor Guide & Map! Grab one around town or check out...
03/29/2023

We're excited to be featured in the official 2023-2024 Alexandria Visitor Guide & Map! Grab one around town or check out the digital version at VisitAlexandria.com.

This  , in celebration of  , we honor Esther Hasson, the first superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps, and an important ...
03/28/2023

This , in celebration of , we honor Esther Hasson, the first superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps, and an important part of .

This Tall Ship Tuesday, we are learning about the and their first superintendent, . Esther was a dedicated nurse who risked her ...

For   this   we are looking at how women of the 18th century were a part of life on tall ships. Watch the full video her...
03/14/2023

For this we are looking at how women of the 18th century were a part of life on tall ships. Watch the full video here:

This Tall Ship Tuesday, Join Jessie in breaking open gender norms on a with their take on a traditional for more a...

Did you see us at the Alexandria Wedding Showcase last weekend?  A wedding on the water is unique and amazing.  Reach ou...
03/13/2023

Did you see us at the Alexandria Wedding Showcase last weekend? A wedding on the water is unique and amazing. Reach out to us at [email protected] for more info!

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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