July 4th celebration on the USS Potomac


Mon Jul 04 2022 at 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm


Jack London Square | Oakland, CA

Celebrate July 4th on the San Francisco Bay aboard President Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential yacht.
About this Event

The USS Potomac was President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s "Floating White House" and personal retreat. Opened to the public in 1995, the Association for the Preservation of the Presidential Yacht Potomac now operates this National Historic Landmark as an active memorial to FDR and the momentous times through which he led our Nation.

While on board you will experience the excitement of living history and fireworks over the SF Bay on this beautifully restored ship. This is a one-of-a-kind memorial and a floating National Historic site.

Enjoy this very special evening cruise on San Francisco Bay. We leave Jack London Sq. at the Port of Oakland and cruise out onto the Bay. Enjoy this three–hour narrated History cruise on San Francisco Bay focusing on the history of the Bay and many of the sights we will see during the cruise. Knowledgeable, volunteer docents will be available to answer questions and provide ship’s tours as requested.

Your safety and comfort is assured by our crew and our docents can provide information about the history of the ship. For everyone’s protection all our on-board crew and volunteers are fully vaccinated and boosted. We do require all guests be fully vaccinated and boosted - proof of all 3 vaccination will be checked at the gate - no exceptions for anyone regardless of age or condition. We strongly recommend you have a mask available. Covid safety guidelines for Alameda County as of the date of the sailing will be our guide.

Please secure your tickets early: This special cruise sells out fast. This is a three hour evening cruise on the bay. We will provide snacks and beverages.

What to Wear: For your safety we must ask that no one wear high-heeled or platform shoes. The ladders are steep, the thresholds are raised, and the ship is moving. You need stable shoes to be safe.

It is best to dress in layers as the wind and weather can change from warm to cool and calm to windy very quickly. We do not offer blankets on-board, but you're welcome to bring your own!

Be at the dock at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 4th for our 7:30 pm departure. The USS Potomac dock is at Jack London Sq. next to the Ferry Terminal.

There will be no ticket sales through the USS Potomac office or at the ship. The only way you can get on-board is to buy a ticket through our online Eventbrite service.

Please join us for this wonderful event. We look forward to seeing you.

-USS Potomac Assoc.

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Where is it happening?

Jack London Square, 540 Water Street, Oakland, United States

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USD 125.00

USS Potomac

Host or Publisher USS Potomac

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