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

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

Fort Baker Walking Cell Phone Tour

You may download the walking tour guide, audio and transcripts.

Download the tour guide:
Three-hour walking tour guide (formatted to 8.5x14 page) 127kb pdf

Download the audio tour mp3 files:
Click on Walking_Tour_Audio_mp3.zip to download onto your computer; once it has downloaded, extract the files in your file browser.

Download a transcript of the tour: select your format below:
.pdf (200kb), .doc (75kb)

Natural and Pre-Army History Stops

11# - Making of San Francisco Bay
12# - Grassland ecology
27# - The Mexican period
13# - The first inhabitants (Coast Miwok)
22# - First Spanish contact
14# - Planted and native trees
15# - Mission blue butterfly ecology
16# - Eucalyptus stands
17# - Where the bay meets the sea
18# - Geology of Fort Baker

Cultural History Stops

6# - Fort Baker Army Post history
7# - Organization of the post
8# - Innovations in post life
21# - A soldier’s account (1901)
9# - Sustainable Fort Baker
31# - Defending San Francisco harbor
32# - Battery Cavallo (1872)
33# - Battery Yates (1906)
34# - World War II boat repair shop
35# - Golden Gate Bridge
36# - World War II mine planting

Did You Know?

historic Ocean Beach photo

The Ocean Beach Esplanade and Seawall was built during the period 1916 to 1929. Designed by San Francisco’s Chief Engineer Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy, the seawall was considered a great engineering feat.