John Paul Jones Cottage

In a nutshell

The museum is housed in the traditional Scottish cottage in which John Paul Jones, "The Father of the American Navy" was born in 1747.


Arbigland, near Kirkbean, DG2 8BG

Contact details

Tel: 01387 880613

Activity type

Historical Sites, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, Schools and Groups, Teenagers

Price guide

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John Paul Jones Cottage details...

Journey back in Time with a visit to the John Paul Jones Cottage and Museum located near southwest Scotland’s Solway Firth in the village of Kirkbean.

We invite you to stand within the very room where Scotland’s own, John Paul was born and matured into John Paul Jones, the Father of the United States Navy.

The John Paul Jones Trust is dedicated to preserving the remarkable story of John Paul Jones, Aribigland, and other great men and women of Galloway.

Find unique artifacts and accurate historical information for all and fun, hands-on displays and virtual reality experiences for our young visitors.

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