Fort Point & Golden Gate Image Gallery
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?
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.