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?
Alcatraz Island is the site of a large colony of Western Gulls (Larus occidentalis), the gull species that inhabits the Oregon and California coast. Individuals mate for life and come together each year on Alcatraz to defend their historic territory and raise three chicks.