• 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?

Jerry Garica was a founding member of the Grateful Dead.

A young Jerry Garcia was stationed at the Presidio during his brief service in the U.S. Army. Over the course of his nine-month career, Garcia went AWOL eight times and received two court-martials.