• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

National Historic Landmarks

There are five National Historic Landmarks within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area:

The Presidio of San Francisco

Fort Point National Historic Site

San Francisco Port of Embarkation

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco Bay Discovery Site (Portola Site Acquisition Monument)

What are National Historic Landmarks?

National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who work to nominate new landmarks and provide assistance to existing landmarks.

To learn more about the National Park Service's National Historic Landmark program, visit their site at: http://www.nps.gov/nhl/INDEX.htm

Did You Know?

Remains of military road above Battery Townsley

This old military road above Battery Townsley is part of a huge rotational slump. It began to slide in 1984.