Alexandria, Virginia hosts the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle September 4-8, 2017, as part of a tour of the Eastern U.S. Coast.
Eagle, also known as “America’s Tall Ship,” is the largest tall ship flying the U.S. flag and the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American military service. Built in 1936, the Eagle is the seventh U.S. Coast Guard cutter to bear the name in a proud line dating back to 1792. As a training vessel and goodwill ambassador, Eagle has offered generations of Coast Guard Academy cadets and officer candidates an unparalleled experience at sea.
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Public tour information:
Location: Point Lumley Park at 1 Duke Street
Free admission: No tickets required
- Monday, September 4: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 6: from 10 am to 7 pm
- Thursday, September 7: from 10 am to 4 pm
- There are no public tours on Tuesday, September 5 but the exterior of the vessel may be viewed from Point Lumley Park.
Ship arrival and departure:
Arrival and departure times are subject to change. Follow Visit Alexandria on Twitter for the latest updates.
- Monday, September 4:
Eagle arrives by passing through the Woodrow Wilson Bridge at approximately 8:00 a.m. and docks at the Robinson Landing at Point Lumley Park at 1 Duke Street at approximately 8:30 a.m. Those who wish to witness the arrival may visit Jones Point Park, Fords Landing City Park or Point Lumley Park in historic Old Town Alexandria.
- Friday, September 8:
Eagle is scheduled to depart Alexandria at approximately 4:40 a.m., passing through the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on the way to Baltimore.