Immerse Yourself in San Francisco's Dramatic History

From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point defended the San Francisco Bay following California's Gold Rush through World War II. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of 3rd system brick masonry and interacts gracefully with the Golden Gate Bridge. Read More

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Revitalizing Fort Point's Narrative

This new exhibit offers a unique perspective on the fort's past and present, now open.

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Fort Point Living History Weekend

Join us in February and August for Fort Point Living History Weekend

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Point of Inquiry

How can buildings and artifacts help me to see the history of a place? Students take on the role of history detectives at Fort Point.

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Guided Tours

Learn when you can join a Fort Point History Talk, or Candlelight tour

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Ghosts of the Golden Gate

Scroll through photos using the "Now and Then" feature to reveal the hidden history of familiar places around Fort Point

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Places To Go

Learn about all the sites you can visit at GGNRA.

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Find out how to get permits for picnics, beach fires, weddings, filming & other special events.

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NPS App: Fort Point

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Last updated: February 8, 2024

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Fort Point National Historic Site
201 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123


United States Park Police Dispatch: Non-Emergency: 415-561-5505 Emergency: 415-561-5656

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