National Historic Landmarks

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Fort Point. located in the Presidio of San Francisco

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area contains five National Historic Landmarks:

The Presidio of San Francisco

Fort Point National Historic Site

San Francisco Port of Embarkation

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco Bay Discovery Site (Portola Site Acquisition Monument)

What are National Historic Landmarks?

National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who work to nominate new landmarks and provide assistance to existing landmarks.

To learn more about the National Park Service's National Historic Landmark program, visit their site at:


To learn more about the people, places and stories of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, please visit the park's History & Culture page.

Last updated: February 28, 2017

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