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 »
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?
Major Jonathan Letterman--after whom the hospital at the Presidio was renamed in 1911--was the medical director of the Army of the Potomac. A founding father of military medicine, Letterman organized forward first-aid stations, mobile field hospitals, and ambulance services during the Civil War.