1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition
For nine months in 1915, the Presidio's bayfront and much of today's Marina District was the site of a grand celebration of human spirit and ingenuity. Hosted to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition reflected the ascendancy of the United States to the world stage and was a milestone in San Francisco history.
Learn more about the 1915 World's Fair by visiting the indepth Panama-Pacific International Exposition page. There you can learn about how the city prepared for the fair and how craftsmen created the buildings, what activities happened during each month, utilize an interactive map to learn about individual buildings and learn how the Fair impacted San Francisco, long after the event closed.
GGNRA Park Archives
Bob Bowen Collection