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Presidio of San Francisco

Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Presidio was the oldest operating U.S. Army post until it became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1994. Fort Point National Historic site was built between 1853 and 1861 on the Golden Gate. Because of the military importance of San Francisco Bay, the Union stationed soldiers at the Presidio during the Civil War.


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The Presidio can be reached from the north by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge (Highways 1 and 101); from the east by way of Lombard Street (Highway 101); and from the south via Highway 1

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, bookstore, café, trails.

Regular Events

National Park Service Ranger-led talks, please call ahead for schedule.

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Admission Fee



Visitor Center: Thursday - Sunday 10:00AM - 4:00PM



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