Hermione is setting sail for America once more


Twenty years ago, a small group dreamed of reconstructing an exact replica of General Lafayette’s 18th-century ship called the Hermione. Today, the majestic vessel is the largest and most authentically built Tall Ship in the last 150 years. Read more about why the Hermione is setting sail for America once more.



The majestic vessel Hermione is the largest and most authentically built Tall Ship in the last 150 years.

We were privileged to visit the Hermione in Rochefort, France in the summer of 2014.

Make plans to visit it in the US this year!

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Hermione Aix. (David Compain)

“From the first moment I heard the name of America, I loved it; from the instant I knew it struggled for freedom, I was consumed with the desire to shed my blood for her I will count the days I got the chance to serve it, everywhere and anytime, among the happiest days of my life.” La Fayette

Hermione Lafayette Voyage 2015

The voyage to America represents the high point of an adventure launched in 1997. L’Hermione, a replica of an 18th century ship, will set sail across the Atlantic







A voyage following the same sea route as La Fayette, with stops in ports chosen for their historic role in the American Revolution and support from the French Navy. A nearly four-month itinerary across the Atlantic and up the eastern coast of America from April to mid-August 2015.

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5, 6, 7 – Yorktown, VA

9 – Mt Vernon, VA (ship at anchor)

10, 11, 12 – Alexandria, VA

16, 17 – Annapolis, MD

19, 20, 21 – Baltimore, MD

25, 26, 27, 28 – Philadelphia, PA


1, 2, 3, 4 – New York, NY

6, 7 – Greenport, NY

8, 9 – Newport, RI

11, 12 – Boston, MA

14, 15 – Castine, ME

18 – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


Excellent article in The Daily Beast by William O’Connor