• Line of Civil War re-enactors in uniforms with guns at Fort Point

    Fort Point

    National Historic Site California

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  • Fort Point will be open four days per week in October

    Starting October 3, Fort Point will be open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the fort open?

A:Fort Point is currently open Friday though Monday.

Q: Can I walk or bike there?

A: Yes, you can either follow Marina Boulevard along the shoreline and through Crissy Field, or follow the main road and the Presidio Promenade along Lincoln Boulevard, and take Long Avenue down to the fort.

Q: How do I get to the Golden Gate Bridge?

A: If you're walking from the fort, follow the road to the Warming Hut. You will then see a trailhead next to some stairs on the right. Just follow the path up to the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza area.

Q: What services are at Fort Point? Is there any food available?

A: The fort has many programs and exhibits available when it's open to the public. You can catch a tour of the fort or attend a cannon loading demonstration. We also provide video presentations about the history of Fort Point or about the Golden Gate Bridge. Food can be obtained at the Warming Hut at the foot of Long Avenue.

Q: Is the fort accessible?

A: Not entirely. Although the fort does its best to accommodate as many of its visitors as possible by providing exhibits on the first floor, there is no elevator access to the upper levels of the fortification.

Did You Know?

Ophans being taken care of on the Presidio.

When Saigon came under attack, on April 3, 1975, President Ford announced that the U.S. government would evacuate orphans from Saigon. Flights continued until artillery attacks rendered airplane flights impossible. The orphans were housed, clothed, fed at Presidio's Harmon Hall on Crissy Field.