Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is the fort open?
A:Fort Point is currently open Thursday though Tuesday.
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?
Alcatraz Island is the site of a large colony of Western Gulls (Larus occidentalis), the gull species that inhabits the Oregon and California coast. Individuals mate for life and come together each year on Alcatraz to defend their historic territory and raise three chicks.