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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Housed in an historic Coast Guard Station, the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center features hands-on educational exhibits about local marine life. Located at the west end of Crissy Field, the building was used by the Coast Guard from 1890 to 1990.

The Marine Sanctuary is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For additional information, call (415) 561-6622.

 
National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
Exhibit at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center.
 

Did You Know?

Albert Sidney Johnston

Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, commander of the Pacific branch of the army, prepared the defenses of the San Francisco Bay and ordered the first garrison of Fort Point. Kentucky-born Johnston then resigned his commission to join the Confederate Army; he was killed at the battle of Shiloh in 1862.