Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America

In 2015, a handcrafted replica of the Hermione—the 18th century frigate that brought the young Marquis de Lafayette with French troops back to General Washington, a historic voyage that changed the course in our quest for independence—will return to America. Stopping at ports from Yorktown, Mount Vernon, and Philadelphia to New York and Boston, Hermione’s itinerary reaffirms the historic relationship between the United States and France.

The Friends of Lafayette-Hermione in America, a non-profit group, supports this exciting adventure—partnering alongside local heritage and nautical groups, students and teachers K-through-12, and many cultural organizations, museums, and universities—with a full program of exciting educational, musical, culinary and special events scheduled at each port during 2014 and 2015. To learn more, please visit: