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.
Did You Know?
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.