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 »
Tours with Accessible Features
Alcatraz Audio Described Cell House Tour
The Alcatraz Audio Described Cell House Tour was designed to provide visitors with vision impairments the ability to self-navigate through the cell house. The tour is approximately 1.5 hours long. You may request an audio described version of the tour at the Cell House. There are several tactile markers and a tactile replica of the bar spreader used in the famous escape. For more information about the tour and Alcatraz click here.
The Fort Baker Cell Phone Tour
The Fort Baker Cell Phone Tour includes an accessible route. To learn more about the Fort Baker Cell Phone Tour and to download the brochure or audio recording click here.
Nike Missile Site Guided Tour
The guided tours at the Nike Missile Site are generally accessible to visitors with mobility impairments. Some of the exhibits are tactile, including a scale replica of a missile. For more information about the Nike Missile Site click here.
Did You Know?
The international peace symbol was designed in 1958 as the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and has deliberately never been copyrighted.