The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »
Muir Beach Overlook closure
The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.
Museum Program Open House
Friday & Saturday, August 1st & 2nd
Visit where San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo history is stored and cared for. At this event you will see examples of objects in the museum collection, discover new items carefully removed from the park's lands, learn the "dangers" of working with objects and archives, hear about excavation sites, and have the chance to speak with staff members about your favorite history subject. There will also be opportunities to learn how to properly care for your own historic items at home and see how our staff preserves history.
Golden Gate NRA, Museum Collection, GOGA 21884
Golden Gate NRA, Museum Collection, GOGA 18253
Golden Gate NRA, Herbarium Collection
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, GOGA 33760
Nearly 6000 selections from the Golden Gate NRA's museum collection, as well as from other parks, can be searched and reviewed through the National Park Service's Museum Collections site. PDF attachments and images may be available for some items, this number will increase over time as more collections are updated
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, GOGA 32470.1827
Park Archives and Records Center
The Park Archives and Records Center contains over 5 million documents, photographic images, oral histories and maps that document all areas and facets of the history associated with Golden Gate National Recreation Area from Spanish exploration and the establishment of the Presidio in 1776 to the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969 as well as the current activities of the park.
The Park Archives and Records Center houses a large collection of transferred Presidio Army Records pertaining to the Presidio of San Francisco and surrounding military sites. NPS management of these Army records means that there is access to a continual line of information about the natural and cultural resources of lands that were formerly managed by the Department of Defense. The primary contents of this collection include over 1000 linear feet of Army resource records and more than 50,000 engineering drawings and maps of military sites, individual buildings, and coastal defenses.
Take a look at some of the collection's finding aids or browse the park's Photo Gallery which features images from the Park Archives. Additional information about the Park Archives' policies, online resources, and forms is available on the Research page.
You can find more in depth reviews about collections, objects, and positions in our blog: Bridging the Past: Golden Gate NRA Museum Program (This blog recently went through a transfer, efforts are still being made to update previous entries. Thank you for your patience.)
Public Reference Hours
Individual appointments are also available by calling (415) 561-2808 or e-mail us.
The Center is closed for research on all federal holidays. Please check below or call for any additional closures.
When using a mapping program type in the intersection of McDowell Ave and Cowles St, San Francisco, CA 94129, as our physical address (667 McDowell Ave) will either not register with the program or will indicate a completely different location.
Please be advised of the changing conditions and detours of the roads in the Presidio during the Doyle Drive construction project. For more information visit the Presidio Parkway website.
Did You Know?
Replacing an incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent or LED bulb saves 100 pounds of carbon and $20 a year.