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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Main Post

The Main Post--the heart of the Presidio--marks the site of a Spanish garrison established here in 1776. This historic site served as a Spanish military base for forty-five years, fell under Mexican control for twenty-five years and--starting in 1846--was an important U.S. Army post for over 140 years. The Presidio's oldest existing buildings are found on the Main Post.
 
Main post map
A map of the Main Post
 

Sites on the Presidio's Main Post:

 

Did You Know?

Refugee Camp at the Presidio

In the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, nearly 250,000 people were left homeless. The Army responded quickly, establishing refugee camps on the Presidio and organizing relief efforts.