• 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 is the heart of the Presidio. It marks the site of a Spanish garrison established here in 1776. This historic site served as a Spanish fortification, then fell under Mexican control, and finally became an important U.S. Army post in 1847. 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?

The San Francisco National Cemetery at the Presidio

The National Cemeteries Act was based on the principles articulated by President Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address--"that these dead shall not have died in vain." Passed by Congress in 1863, the law established thirteen cemeteries to inter veterans of the Armed Forces and their families.