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Major Dana Crissy (far right) and his fellow pilots on the Presidio Air Field, circa 1920s



Learn about the individuals and groups of people who have shaped the history of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Adolph Sutro

Learn how this entrepreneur helped shape the landscape of 19th century San Francisco.

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John Muir

Learn about one of the country's most influential conservationist and how he helped create the National Park Service.

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Major Dana Crissy

Learn about the daring pilot for whom Crissy Field is named.

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Ohlones and Coast Miwoks

Learn about the American Indians who lived in this area.

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Portuguese Dairy Farmers

Learn more about the hard-working dairy farmers who shaped the agricultural landscape of the Marin Headlands.

Phil Burton

Phillip Burton

Learn about the charismatic Congressman who helped create the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


(415) 561-4700
Pacific West Region Information Center (415) 561-4700 Special Event & Commercial Film Permits (415) 561-4300

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