Nike Missile Site

 

Welcome to the Nike Missile Site!
A Cold War museum in the heart of GGNRA

During the tense years of the Cold War ,from 1953 to 1979, the United States Army built and operated close to 300 Nike missile sites in the United States. These sites were designed as the last line of defense against Soviet bombers. Today, a dedicated group of volunteers works in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on the continuous task of restoration at site SF-88L, the only fully restored Nike missile site in the country. This museum is an enduring reminder of the Cold War and allows visitors to reflect upon the realities of the Cold War and their influence on today's society.

Visiting the Nike Missile Site

Current Hours:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Please note that the Nike Missile Site is closed during inclement weather.

Tours are available at 12:45 and 2:15 PM. On the first Saturday of each month, we host our Nike Veterans Open House who provide a first-hand account of their experience at Nike Missile Sites across the United States. To confirm hours or for additional information, please contact the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at (415) 331-1540.

Public Transit

Check out Transit 511.org for Muni 76 service on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Directions

For interactive driving directions, please visit the Parks Conservancy website.

If you're coming from the South:

  • Travel north on route 101.
  • After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, take the Alexander Avenue exit (the second exit).
  • Turn right onto Alexander Avenue.
  • Travel approximately 100 yards, then turn left onto Bunker Road.
  • Continue for about 200 yards to a tunnel. See below for directions once you exit the tunnel.

If you're coming from the North:
  • Travel south on route 101
  • Take the second Sausalito exit (just before getting on the Golden Gate Bridge).
  • Turn right onto Alexander Avenue then
  • Proceed under the freeway approximately 200 yards, then turn left onto Bunker Road.
  • Continue for about 200 yards to a tunnel. See below for directions once you exit the tunnel.


After exiting the tunnel:

  • Continue west on Bunker Road for approximately 2.5 miles.
  • You will reach a fork in the road. Turn left onto Field Road.
  • The Nike Missile Site will be located on your right about .5 miles up the hill.

Information

For more information, please contact:

Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Fort Barry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-1540

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022

Phone:

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

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