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“A LITTLE CORNER OF HISTORY” 4 of 5 stars
Review of USS Potomac

USS Potomac
540 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607
510 627 1215
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Ranked #14 of 55 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Ships, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A LITTLE CORNER OF HISTORY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We took a cruise on the Potomac and it was a most enjoyable morning. Although the weather was not at its kindest when we started the Captain headed across the Bay towards Richmond where the sun was shining and all the passengers began to warm up.

The cruise gives you the chance to experience first hand a unique piece of American history and see how the US President lived on board. The cruise was accompanied by a lively and informative commentary about the history of the boat and the Bay itself. It is also a chance to see the Bay from vantage points other than those provided by the regular ferries. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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Pleasanton, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best bay cruise..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Out of town guests must experience this cruise. Sit where FDR sat on this relaxing site seeing tour.

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Pleasanton, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“A presidential yacht.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I'm old enough to remeber hearing about it in the 40s, when it was Franklin Roosevelts yacht, really a piece of American history, and worth a visit. We took a cruise around the bay, and heard a lot of tales about its history. A good family outing, educational for the whole family.

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No. California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“a bit of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Very interesting to see how FDR lived and to hear stories about the past. Also a nice look at the bay.

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Alpine, California
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59 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
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“Train Trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Visited on Sunday and was not able to tour because of time. However this yachet is exactly that a yachet, so don't go looking for a ship like we did. Also check out the floating lighthouse right around the corner. Borth are interesting.

Visited February 2012
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