• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    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.

History & Culture

The historic resources at Golden Gate National Recreation Area include:

Buildings
739 historic structures, including 5 National Historic Landmarks and 12 National Register Properties

Landscapes
9 documented cultural landscapes, including rural landscapes and dairy ranches

Archeology
61 recorded archeological sites, including sites from the Spanish and Mexican periods

Native American History
Homeland of the Coastal Miwok and Ohlone people

Military History
The country's largest collection of military installations and fortifications, dating from 1776 through the Cold War

Objects and Artifacts
A collection of over 3 million historic objects, documents, images and specimens

 

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Did You Know?

Coyote in Presidio of San Francisco.

In the spring of 2003, at least one pair of coyotes was seen repeatedly in the Presidio of San Francisco.