• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco



Bottles collected during Crissy Field restoration

Bottles collected during Crissy Field restoration. Parks collections also include archaeological materials.

Today, many relicts of the Presidio's past are preserved in outdoor, indoor and online collections at the park. Use the links to the left to get information about several of our outdoor collections that you can visit, as well as a link to some online history documents. The Park Archives and Records Center also houses two-dimensional objects, and you can look at online finding aids here. Questions regarding these collections can be directed by phone to 415-561-2807.

Did You Know?

Albert Sidney Johnston

Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, commander of the Pacific branch of the army, prepared the defenses of the San Francisco Bay and ordered the first garrison of Fort Point. Kentucky-born Johnston then resigned his commission to join the Confederate Army; he was killed at the battle of Shiloh in 1862.