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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Presidio Memories

Personal memories of places and events often provide the strongest connections between people and those places and events, and memories also offer differing perspectives on the past. The telling these stories is an excellent way for park rangers to connect visitors to the history of this special place.

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You are invited to share your memories of the Presidio with the park service, and other users of this web site, who may have their own memories. Below are only a few of the many types of memories we would like you to share.

Were you at the Vietnam War Protests at the Presidio gates?
Which side of the gate were you on and how did you feel?
Were you at the Presidio during World War II?
What security measures do you remember, and how did it affect you?
Did you spend time in Letterman Hospital?
What was it like?
Did you play on the Presidio as a child?
Where did you sneak into?
Were you here during the Post closure?
How did you feel about the army leaving and the park service taking over?

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View the Presidio memories of military personnel

View the Presidio memories of civilians, such as dependents, spouses and others

View a list of military contributors

View a list of civilian contributors


For military dependents looking to connect with others from their childhood try the link below:

www.military-brats.com

Did You Know?

Panama-Pacific Exposition at night

Held to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition drew thousands of visitors to today's Marina district and Presidio bayfront.