A “place” can be defined in a number of ways. It can be a spot on a map, a building, a structure, or anywhere that is filled with human meaning. History is written on the landscape through human structures and cultural landscapes. Golden Gate National Recreation Area is an International Site of Conscience and the guardian of five National Historic Landmarks.


What is a Historic Property?

In general, a historic property can be any structure, group of structures (called a district), or a cultural landscape that is more than fifty years old. Many of GGNRA’s historic structures are former military forts and designed on Quartermaster Corps plans that changed over the centuries. Other structures are more eclectic, not dpne in the traditional military style these structures model the popular architectual styles and trends of their period.


Last updated: August 15, 2019

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