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Dockside tours
The Potomac is open for docent-led dockside tours mid-January through mid-December. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length. Guests watch a 15-minute video in the Visitor Center prior to the tour. The video provides a glimpse of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s use of the Potomac, emphasizing the impact of his administration on the country, and the Potomac restoration story.

Dockside Tours – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

11:00am to 3:00pm; Last tour departs at 2:30pm.


The following dockside tour dates are cancelled due to special events:

Friday November 11

Please call (510) 627-1215 to confirm that the ship is open for tours prior

to making a trip to Jack London Square and the Potomac.  Thank you.

Reservations are required for group tours of 10 or more.

Please call (510) 627-1215 for group reservations.

School classes are free but advanced reservations must be made.

$10 – General Admission; Ages 13 - 59
$8 – Senior Admission; Ages 60 and over
Free – Youth Admission; Ages 12 and under

Washington Street Garage between 2nd and Embarcadero Streets,

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The Presidential Yacht Potomac does not fully comply with the facility access standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The facility allows limited access for the mobility impaired. Potomac docents or staff are available to provide access assistance to mobility-impaired individuals when the vessel is open to the public.


The Potomac Association  is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Federal tax identification #93-0830589.
Address: 540 Water Street Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: 510-627-1215
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