• 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?

Jerry Garica was a founding member of the Grateful Dead.

A young Jerry Garcia was stationed at the Presidio during his brief service in the U.S. Army. Over the course of his nine-month career, Garcia went AWOL eight times and received two court-martials.