Tall Ship Providence is Alexandria’s newest waterfront attraction. It is a celebrity tall ship that appeared in the international blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean. Providence is a full-scale reproduction of one of the most renowned ships in the Continental Navy, helmed by Captain John Paul Jones in 1776. You cab book a private dockside tour or lounge on a public weekend cruise, complete with historical interpretation.
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.