Basic Information

Fort Point is typically cold and windy throughout the year. Fog is especially common in the summer months. Come prepared with layers and windbreakers for maximum comfort.

Entrance Fees:

Entry to Fort Point is FREE! - $0.00

There is no charge to visit Fort Point.

Fort Point

Rangers at Fort Point provide information, tours and demonstrations. A small Sutler's Store in the fort offers park passport stamps and some merchandise related to Civil War and local history.

Fort Point barbette tier and Golden Gate Bridge

The days that Fort Point is open change on a seasonal basis. Please check our Operating Hours & Seasons page for the latest information.

The weather at Fort Point is almost always cool, damp and windy; especially in the summer. So bring layers for comfort at the fort year round.

Dogs are allowed on leash on Fort Point lands but are not allowed inside the historic fort.

There is a small bookstore in the fort where you can buy historical books, photos and souvenirs. National Park passes are also available at the bookstore.

Permits and reservations may be needed for some activities at Fort Point.

Photography at the Fort

Fort Point is a great location for both professional and hobbyist photographers, but please respect other visitors and the historic fort while doing so. A permit is needed if your photography will adversely affect other visitors' access or experience at the site.

Rules include the following:

  • Photographer and clients will comply with all requests from Fort Point rangers. Any equipment being used determined to be a hazard to visitors will be broken down and removed immediately.
  • Photographer will work around other visitors while in the Fort. Stairways, rooms and halls may not be blocked by equipment or students. Props and special effects are prohibited.
  • No alteration or harm to historic structures or natural areas. Equipment may not be attached to any railings or interior portions of Fort Point.

Last updated: October 20, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Fort Point National Historic Site
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123


(415) 504-2334

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