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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Stories

Photo of the Main Post area with tent camp in foreground and bay behind during the Spanish American War.
Tent camp in the Main Post area of the Presidio during the Spanish American War. The influx of troops to the Presidio during the Spanish American and Philippine wars forever changed the face of the Presidio.
U.S. Military History Institute
 

The Presidio's stories reflect the dynamic history of our county from even before the year of its inception. From internal wars, to the wars that led to the country's status as a superpower, the lives of a multitude of people have been touched by the events in which the Presidio played a role. Use the links to the left to learn more about these stories.

Did You Know?

The Presidio Fire Station

In the aftermath of a tragic fire that killed four family members of General John Pershing, the army built a fire station at the Presidio. The new Presidio Fire Station was the first on any U.S. Army post to house a permanent fire company with trained firefighters.