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

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California


Click on any of the links to learn about the various different individuals and groups of people who have shaped the history and culture of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.


Adolph Sutro

Learn how this entrepreneur helped shape the landscape of 19th century San Francisco.


John Muir

Learn about one of the country's most influential conservationist and how he helped create the National Park Service.


Major Dana Crissy

Learn about the daring pilot for whom Crissy Field is named.


Ohlones and Coast Miwoks

Learn about the American Indians who lived in this area.


Portuguese Dairy Farmers

Learn more about the hard-working dairy farmers who shaped the agricultural landscape of the Marin Headlands.


Phillip Burton

Learn about the charismatic Congressman who helped create the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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