Select any of the following links to learn more about Golden Gate’s various themes and stories.
The Civil War at Golden Gate
Learn how in 1969, a group of American Indians occupied Alcatraz to highlight their protest against the government's policies.
San Francisco Port of Embarkation
Learn how first Spain, then Mexico and then the United States fortified the Bay against enemy invasion.
Learn about the social, environmental and political forces that helped create this park.
Marin Headlands Agriculture
Learn how African American Infantry and Cavalry troops protected California's National Parks during the early 1900's.
The 1915 World's Fair
The State Belt Railroad
Learn how this 1859 duel played a role in the Civil War and how Fort Mason was home to San Francisco's anti-slavery movement.
Learn about the historic footrace that crosses through the park.
Did You Know?
John Fremont, the explorer, and his wife Jessie Benton Fremont, lived at Fort Mason. Both were abolitionists and their home, once located at the edge of the post, became a center of San Francisco’s intellectual life.