row of two-story historic barracks with porches

Former Military Posts in Marin County

  • Fort Baker - a 1905 Endicott-period army post that provided seacoast fortifications inside the Golden Gate straits
  • Fort Barry - a 1908 Endicott-period army post that provided seacoast fortifications outside the Golden Gate straits
  • Fort Cronkhite - a World War II army cantonment that serviced Battery Townsley, one of the army's two giant 16" guns
wood frame army buildings on bluff near bay

Former Military Posts in San Francisco

  • Alcatraz- a National Historic Landmark with a Civil War citadel, an army prison and a federal penitentiary
  • Presidio of San Francisco- a National Historic Landmark that was first established by the Spanish in 1776
  • Fort Point- a National Historic Landmark Civil War fort that guards the Golden Gate straits
  • Fort Mason- a Civil War fort that later became the headquarters for the San Francisco Port of Embarkation
ornate hotel towering over rough water

Unique Sites & Recreational Areas

  • Lands End - a scenic area at the edge of San Francisco which once offered an elegant hotel, public baths and extensive gardens
  • Muir Woods - the world's only old-growth coastal redwood forest
  • San Francisco Bay Discovery Site - a National Historic Landmark site in Pacifica where Spain's Gaspar de Portola first discovered the San Francisco Bay

Last updated: February 27, 2017

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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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