Fort Point San Francisco


From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point defended the San Francisco Bay following California’s Gold Rush through World War II. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of 3rd system brick masonry and interacts gracefully with the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fort Point is located at the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge at the end of Marine Drive on the Presidio of San Francisco. The days that Fort Point is open change on a seasonal basis. So remember to check here to plan a visit!


With a breathtaking backdrop and historical significance, Fort Point has been the subject of photographers around the World just like this one.

What To Do

Cannon Loading Demonstration Experience how soldiers came together to defend the Golden Gate following California’s Gold Rush.

Fort Point, Guardian of the Golden Gate View this award-winning 30-minute video program about the history of Fort Point, from 1776 through World War II. Shown throughout the day in the Fort Point theater, located adjacent to the bookstore.

Building the Golden Gate Bridge View the compelling story behind the construction of this national civil engineering landmark in a videotape made by Bethlehem Steel Company.


Rebecca’s Tips

Layer up! It’s is almost always cool, damp and windy.

Dogs are allowed on leash on Fort Point lands but are not allowed inside the historic fort.

There is a small bookstore in the fort where you can buy souvenirs! 


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