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

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

Fort Barry

Fort Barry is a former 1908 army post, located in the Marin Headlands. Fort Barry encompasses the historic military post, located across the street from the park's Marin Headlands Visitor Center, as well as several historic batteries, including Battery Mendell and Battery Alexander and the Point Bonita Lighthouse area. Come visit this historic area and enjoy the Lagoon and Coastal Trails, the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Rodeo Lagoon and explore Point Bonita.

Fort Barry is also home to many park partners; including the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Hostelling International, and the YMCA Point Bonita.

 
 

Visiting Fort Barry

From the North

  • Take Highway 101 South through the Waldo tunnel
  • Take the last "Sausalito" exit just before the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Turn right at the end of the exit ramp, passing under Highway 101
  • At the stop sign, go straight onto Alexander Ave
  • Turn left on Bunker Rd. (a brown sign saying "Marin Headlands Visitor Center" marks the intersection)
  • Go through the one-way tunnel and drive approximately 2 miles
  • Turn left onto Field Rd
  • The Marin Headlands Visitor Center will be on the right side of the road and the Fort Barry historic army post will be on your left.
 

From the South

  • Go north on Highway 101, over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the Alexander Ave. exit (second exit after crossing the bridge)
  • Stay to the right on the exit ramp to get onto Alexander Ave
  • Turn left on Bunker Rd. (a brown sign saying “Marin Headlands Visitor Center” marks the intersection)
  • Go through the one-way tunnel and drive approximately 2 miles
  • Turn left onto Field Rd
  • The visitor center will be on the right side of the road and the Fort Barry historic army post will be on your left.

From the East Bay

  • Take 580 west to the Richmond /San Rafael bridge
  • Cross the bridge (toll this direction will cost $2)
  • Take the second exit after the bridge, called Sir Francis Drake Avenue
  • Go through Larkspur, following signs for Highway 101 South
  • Get on Highway 101 south
  • Follow 101 south through the Waldo tunnel
  • Take the last “Sausalito” exit just before the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Turn right at the end of the exit ramp, passing under Highway 101
  • At the stop sign go straight onto Alexander Ave
  • Turn left on Bunker Rd. (a brown sign saying “Marin Headlands Visitor Center” marks the intersection)
  • Go through the one-way tunnel and drive approximately 2 miles
  • Turn left onto Field Rd
  • The Marin Headlands Visitor Center will be on the right side of the road and the Fort Barry historic army post will be on your left.
 

For more information

Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Fort Barry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94965

(415) 331-1540
http://www.nps.gov/goga/marin-headlands.htm

 

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