Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Fort Point Accessibility
Accessible First Floor (under construction)
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
Tactile Orientation Maps
As you arrive at Fort Point you will pass a restroom facility on your left. This restroom is accessible and there is an accessible parking stall located nearby. The parking lot has additional accessible stalls located near the entry to the Fort. The entrance to the Fort is accessible.
The first floor of the Fort is generally accessible. Construction is underway to correct deficiencies within the first floor to ensure that it is accessible for visitors with mobility impairments. Tactile Orientation Maps are provided on each level of the Fort. Assistive Listening Devices are provided for the Ranger Led Tours, videos shown in the theater and the Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit. Please ask a Ranger for assistance.
We hope that you have enjoyed your experience at Fort Point. For more information pertaining to Fort Point click here. The National Park Service is striving to make your experience as accessible as possible. Please feel free to submit comments and suggestions to 415-561-4700 or email us by clicking here. Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities may utilize the following Federal Relay Service numbers:
(800) 877-8339 Federal Relay Service
(877) 877-6280 VCO
(877) 877-8982 Speech to Speech
(800) 845-6136 Spanish
(866) 893-8340 TeleBraille
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is working on a virtual tour application which will provide programmatic access to the second, third, and fourth floors of the Fort.
Did You Know?
Terrane is a geologic term for a large tectonic block with a unique rock composition and metamorphic grade. There are about 10 Franciscan terranes along the coast near San Francisco.