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

    Presidio of San Francisco


Battery East

Battery East today

Grass-covered earthen works fortifications at Battery East.

National Park Service, GGNRA

Built in the 1870's, Battery East was constructed to withstand the heavy ordinance that had made multi-tiered masonry forts like Fort Point obsolete in the Civil War. You can view the earthen works and brick-lined magazines built to protect large Rodman guns and their ammunition. There are beautiful vistas of the Golden Gate, the San Francisco Bay and downtown. Picnic tables are nearby.

Click here for more on the history of Battery East.


Did You Know?

Bee collecting pollen

Over 60 species of bees can be found in the Presidio. This very diverse population results from ample nesting habitats in the Presidio’s soft, sandy soils, as well as a large variety of coastal scrub plants to provide nectar and pollen.