• 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?

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In 1872, there was a proposal in Congress for the Presidio to become a San Francisco city park. The Army reported that 800 acres were required for national defense, provided barracks be relocated. Despite Congressman Cole's attempts, however, the Presidio reservation remained intact.