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Fort Point, San Francisco: 25 reviews and 80 photos

  Fort Point National Historic Site
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Nestled under the Golden Gate Bridge, this Civil War era brick fortress was built by the Army Corp of Engineers between 1853 and 1861 to guard against hostiles from entering San Francisco Bay. Orginally sporting 126 massive cannons, it was never attacked. The fort also saw duty during World War II when 100 soldiers were garirsoned here to protect against enemy submarines from entering the bay. During the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, it served as a construction office. Today it is part of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area and opened to the public. It offers a magnificient view of San Francisco, the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. Due to construction on the Golden Gate Bridge, it is currently only opened Friday through Sunday from 10AM to 5PM. Check the website to confirm hours of operation. Be sure to bring warm clothing. It can be very windy and cold. Admission if free.

Address: Golden Gate National Recreational Area
Directions: In the Presidio under the Golden Gate Bridge
Phone: (415) 556-1693
Website: http://www.nps.gov/fopo/

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  • Updated Jul 31, 2005
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