• 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

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Fort Point & Golden Gate Image Gallery

Mexican dancers at Fort Point
Mexican dancers at Fort Point.
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, Richard Frear Photograph Collection, 1979-1980, GOGA 18326 (P89-030-73)
 

Fort Point, an Army fortification completed just before the Civil War, sits at the mouth of the San Francisco Bay. Now nestled under the southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge, the fort is a National Historic Site and an important Western example of “Third System” style of military architecture. In this gallery, explore historic and contemporary images, including projects and events and the Golden Gate.

Images within these albums may be used for any legitimate non-commercial public or press use with proper credit given to the National Park Service. If you have any questions or additional information on these images, please contact the Park Archives and Records Center’s reference archivist at 415-561-2807 or e-mail us.

 

Did You Know?

Photo of Western gull vocalizing.

Western gulls express themselves with at least twelve different vocalizations which may indicate agitation, identification, alarm and willingness to feed chicks or mate.