Guided Tours

Daily Ranger Talks

At 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm everyday that Fort Point is open, park rangers will lead a 15-minute talk about the history of Fort Point National Historic Site. Stop by to learn about the unique structure and its place in California history and the Civil War.

Candlelight Tour

The Candlelight Tour of Fort Point is a popular guided program that allows visitors to experience the fort in a new light. This evening tour will maze through the shadows of the historic structure by candlelight and visitors will see the glimmering lights of the Golden Gate Bridge towering up above them. Upon arrival, a park ranger will check-in guests and provide visitors with a lantern. A ranger will lead this 90-minute excursion and interpret the history and the life that once existed within the old brick walls of Fort Point. The Candlelight Tour explores all four level of the fort including the roof (approximately 76 steps). Visitors will be invited to engage in dialogue as they learn about the fascinating and sometimes complex history of the fort, its role in San Francisco history, and its cultural relevance today. Recommended age for this tour is 12 years and up.

Purchase your tickets online on You must first sign up to create a username and password before you can make a transaction. Tickets are available two weeks in advance at 7:00 am Pacific Time. Example: On Saturday December 4 at 7:00am PST, tickets will be available for the tour on Saturday, December 18th.

Junior Ranger Program

Will be available onsite and virtually for visitors who wish to print a copy from home. Badges will also be available for visitors who complete their activity booklet


Can be downloaded to learn even more about the fort and other park sites, make sure you download the app before you get to Fort Point because there is no cellular service here.

Last updated: April 12, 2023

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Fort Point National Historic Site
Building 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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