• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

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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?

Seafloor rocks exposed at the Marin Headlands

To take a hike on the seafloor, explore any of the trails around the Golden Gate headlands, where you are surrounded by slabs of ocean crust that have crept thousands of kilometers on a tectonic journey to end on dry land.