The Floating White House was originally commissioned as the USCG Cutter Electra in 1934. In 1936, it was renamed the USS Potomac and served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945.
More than half a million people have visited and sailed aboard the former President's beloved Floating White House, the USS Potomac, since it opened to the public in the summer of 1995. Over a 12-year period, $5 million was spent to restore the 165-foot-long vessel as a memorial to the President who authored the New Deal and led the United States during the Great Depression and the World War II years. Join us aboard this National Historic Landmark for a cruise on the Bay!
Watch the fascinating, colorful history of the USS Potomac.
The USS Potomac Association office and visitor's center are open:
9:00 AM–12:00 PM, Monday–Friday
Phone: (510) 627-1215
Voicemail messages will be responded to on a regular basis by the USS Potomac volunteers.
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Support the USS Potomac
There are many ways to support the USS Potomac and help keep history alive, such as one-time donations, volunteering, or becoming a Friend of the USS Potomac.Learn More
Schedule Your Event
Picture your family and friends around you to witness the beginning of your life’s greatest adventure on one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Bay Area. Have your ceremony dockside or while cruising beautiful San Francisco Bay. For information or to schedule your wedding event, call (510) 627-1215 or email: email@example.com.Learn More
View pictures and videos of the USS Potomac.