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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Places

Fort Scott parade ground overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Scott parade ground overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge. Fort Scott was Coast Artillery Corps headquarters for San Francisco harbor defenses.
 

Presidio places reflect our country's history and culture, our determination, fears and losses. Learn about some of these historic places by selecting the links to the left.

Did You Know?

Jonathan Letterman

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.