Tranquillity Park Walking Tour
Celebrate Tranquillity Park's 40th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing on this walking tour hosted by Houston Mod.
Tranquility Base was the landing location for the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, or “Eagle”, on July 16, 1969. Four days later, on July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong declared upon landing on the moon, "Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed."
On July 20, 1979, Houston celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the first men to land on the moon at the opening dedication of Tranquillity Park. Before there was Discovery Park, Tranquillity Park served the role. Describing his design for the Houston Chronicle in July 1979, architect / landscape architect Charles R. Tapley said: