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

    Presidio of San Francisco


The Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit

Buffalo Soldiers exhibit panel

Panel from the Fort Point exhibit.

Although the Buffalo Soldiers never served at Fort Point, this National Historic Site has a permanent exhibit of photographs and associated text on the history of African Americans in the Army. The exhibit focuses in particular on the Buffalo Soldier regiments. This exhibit is located on the second floor (this area is not wheelchair accessible).

Did You Know?

Refugees in line for supplies, 1906

In the three days following the 1906 earthquake, the Army's refugee camps at the Presidio issued 3,000 tents, 12,000 shelter halves, 13,000 ponchos, 58,000 pairs of shoes, and 24,000 regulation blue shirts.