• 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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Presidio of San Francisco Image Gallery

Regiment at attention in Presidio, 1890s
Regiment at attention in Presidio, 1890s
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, Andrew E. Mcintyre Collection

Established in 1776, the Presidio of San Francisco has existed as a military fortification under Spanish, Mexican, and American rule. It became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1994 when it was transferred to the National Park Service from the Army. Located on the northern edge of the San Francisco peninsula, it contains a dynamic mix of natural beauty and cultural history. In this gallery, explore historic and contemporary images of the general Presidio (including Battery Chamberlin, Baker Beach, and Camp Merritt and Merriam), Crissy Field, Fort Scott, and the Letterman Medical Campus.

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?

Cavallo Point Lodge

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded a LEED Gold standard status for environmentally sustainable design and construction to the Cavallo Point Lodge. Cavallo Point, located at historic Fort Baker, comprises of 34 buildings on 45 acres and is the first national park lodge to achieve this standard.